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East Texas Food Bank Provides FREE Meals

East Texas Food Bank provides FREE meals to children during the Summer "Eat Smart, Play Hard. FUEL UP FOR SUMMER FUN!"  Schools out and that means thousands of East Texas children will be looking for places they can meet their friends, have fun and eat healthy snacks and meals.  The East Texas Food Bank's Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is 100% FREE and 100% FUN.

The East Texas Food Bank will be providing FREE nutritious meals at 27 sites in East Texas to children through the Summer Food Service Program starting June 5th - August 28th.

New this year!  Just call 2-1-1 for information on FREE transportation.  In the City of Tyler, the East Texas Food Bank and Tyler Transit are teaming up to provide FREE transportation for all children participating in the Summer Food Service Program in the City of Tyler.  To get your child a FREE bus pass on Tyler Transit call 2-1-1.  Also, the East Texas Food Bank will oversee the Tyler sites, rather than the City of Tyler whom has for the past 24 years.  Those sites outside of Tyler can call 2-1-1 to find out about FREE transportation to a site in their town. 

The FREE nutritious meals and snacks help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow, throughout the summer months.  During the school year, nutritious meals are available through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. But those programs end when school ends for the summer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program helps fill the hunger gap.  The Summer Food Service Program is the single largest Federal resource available for local sponsors who want to ensure that children do not need to go hungry this summer.

The East Texas Food Bank's Summer Food Service Program provides nutritious meals FREE to all children ages 1 to 18 at participating feeding sites.  Meals and snacks are also available to persons with disabilities, over age 18, who participate in school programs for people who are mentally or physically disabled.  To participate, children just need to show up.  There is no need to register or to get meal tickets and no proof of age or income is required.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

For other Summer Food Service Program sites and hours of operation in East Texas call 2-1-1. For more details on the Summer Food Service Program, visit www.easttexasfoodbank.org

 

EAST TEXAS FOOD BANK'S SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM SITES

Arp:

Arp Park, 113 West Longview Street

Start & End Dates:  July 5th - August 24th, Monday - Friday

Lunch: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Center:

Bennett Chapel, 23 Haley Street

Start & End Dates:  June 6th - August 10th, Monday - Friday

Breakfast: 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Lunch: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Hallsville:

Hallsville 2nd Grade Cafeteria, 300 Willow Street

Start & End Dates:  June 5th - August 17th, Monday - Friday

Breakfast: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Lunch: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Henderson:

Boys & Girls Club of Rusk County, 710 Robertson Road

Start & End Dates:  June 5th - August 17th, Monday - Friday

Breakfast:  8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Lunch: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

 

 

 

Jacksonville Sites:

Our Lady of Sorrow, 1203 Cornith Road

Start & End Dates:  June 11th - July 27th, Monday - Friday

Lunch:  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Sweet Union Apt. Complex, 1011 North Jackson

Start & End Dates:  June 5th - August 24th, Monday - Friday

Lunch: 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Marshall:

Harrison County Boys & Girls Club, 1500 Positive Road

Start & End Dates: June 5th - August 24th, Monday - Friday

Breakfast: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Lunch:  12:00 PM -  1:00 PM

Mineola Sites:

Addie McFarland Center, 708 Stone Street

Start & End Dates:  June 5th - August 28th, Monday - Friday

Lunch:  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Mineola Elementary, 712 West Patten

Start & End Dates:  June 5th - June 28th, Monday - Thursday

Breakfast:  8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Lunch:  11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Mineola Primary, 1000 E Loop 564

Start & End Dates:  June 5th - June 28th, Monday - Thursday

Breakfast:  8:00 AM -  8:30 AM

Lunch:  11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Mt. Pleasant Sites:

Chapel Hill ISD, FM 1735

Start & End Dates:  June 5th - June 29th, Monday - Friday

Breakfast:  8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Lunch:  11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

The Lamb's Fold, 103 East 16th

Start & End Dates: June 5th - August 28th, Monday - Friday

Lunch:  1:15 PM -  2:15 PM

Queen City:

Oak Grove Baptist Church, 702 Walker Lane

Start & End Dates: June 5th - July 26th, Monday - Thursday

Lunch:  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Tyler Sites:

Andrew's Park, 1325 East Richards Street

Start & End Dates: June 5th - August 24th, Monday - Friday

Lunch: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

  

Boys & Girls Club of East Texas, 504 West 32nd Street

Start & End Dates: June 6th - August 24th, Monday - Friday

Breakfast:  8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Lunch:  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

City Park, 200 West Queen Street

Start & End Dates: June 5th - August 24th, Monday - Friday

Lunch: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Cole Park, 1001 South Vine

Start & End Dates: June 5th - August 24th, Monday - Friday

Lunch:  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Gentry Park Youth Center, 1405 Texas College Road

Start & End Dates: June 5th - August 28th, Monday - Friday

Breakfast: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Lunch:  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Kingdom Church,1918 East Earle

Start & End Dates: July 5th - August 28th, Monday - Friday

Breakfast:  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Lunch:  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lincoln Park, 1710 North Confederate Avenue

Start & End Dates: June 5th - August 24th, Monday - Friday

Lunch:  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

North Tenaha Gym, 1701 North Tenaha

Start & End Dates: June 5th - August 24th, Monday - Friday

Lunch:  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Orr Elementary, 3001 Orr Drive

Start & End Dates: June 5th - August 17th, Monday - Friday

Lunch:  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Pinecreek Apartments, 3304 Old Noonday Road

Start & End Dates: June 5th - August 24th, Monday - Friday

Lunch:  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Rose Valley, 1007 N NW Loop 323

Start & End Dates: June 5th - August 24th, Monday - Friday

Lunch:  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Tyler YMCA, 225 South Vine

Start & End Dates: June 5th - August 28th, Monday - Friday

Breakfast:  8:30 AM -9:30 AM

Lunch:  11:30 PM - 12:30 PM

Winter's Park, 910 South Peach Street

Start & End Dates: June 5th - August 24th, Monday - Friday

Lunch:  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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