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04/23/07-Tyler

Special "American Idol" Broadcasts To Benefit Charities, Including Food Bank

Sanjaya may be gone, and may be forgotten, but this week on American Idol, you have the chance to help the needy.  And some of your help will come to East Texas. 

The East Texas Food Bank, through the national organization America's Second Harvest expect a lot of help from the "Idol Gives Back" two-night event.  Starting Tuesday, for every call supporting a contestant, a donation will be made to Second Harvest and other charities in the U.S. and Africa.  

"East Texas will see an impact, as part of our affiliation with America's Second Harvest, every food bank in the country will ultimately benefit.  Here in East Texas, we want to raise awareness of hunger. Hunger affects one-in-five adults," says East Texas Food Bank Executive Director Robert Bush.

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