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6/5/2007-East Texas

Summer Food Program Begins

East Texans will see some new additions to this year's summer food program. Tuesday, The East Texas Food Bank's annual summer food program opened their hearts and their lunch boxes to dozens of our local children.  It was a day of fun in the sun and for many, to have a healthy meal.

11-year-old Elontra Johnson is just one of the 1500 children who picnicked in the park.

"It's kinda fun to be here and you get to see everybody that you want to see since school is out," said Elontra.

Robert Bush, Executive Director of the East Texas Food Bank said, "We are going to be feeding kids all over East Texas at 27 sites. This summer we are going to be feeding 65,000 lunches. Those were meals that children would normally get at school."

The children were served ham sandwiches, tomatoe slices, a banana milk, and don't forget the dessert.

A volunteer handed out ice cream to the children. Even Tyler Mayor Joey Seeber helped serve lunch.

This year you'll see this: free rides from Tyler Transit. "The City of Tyler teamed up with the East Texas Food Bank that as long as you can get to city transit you can get to a meal," said Robert.

Saisha Johnson, 16 participated in the lunch, "It's fun because we get to play and stuff and we don't have to sit at home."

There's also a nutritional program brand new this year.

Wendy Marquez particpated in the event with her siblings, "The people that bring us our food they are helpful. They are showing us how we can eat healthy."

It's days like these, that help East Texas children stay healthy, while having some fun.

Also new this year Pilgrim's Pride donated 4,000 pounds of chicken nuggets and patties to help serve 16,000 meals this summer. 

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

Athens:

Athens Youth House, 401 East Corisicana Street

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

Lunch 12:00 PM - 1:00 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:  12:30 PM - 1:30 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

***Need a ride? Free transportation- call 211.

Longview: (put on by Longview ISD)

Summer Food Service program sites

- Bramlette Elementary School: breakfast 7:15 to 7:45 a.m., lunch 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 4-29;

- Forest Park Middle School: breakfast 7 to 7:45 a.m., lunch 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 7-29;

- Boys & Girls Club: breakfast 8:45 to 9 a.m., lunch noon to 12:15 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 4-Aug. 10; closed July 4.

- -Stamper Park Recreation Center: breakfast 8 to 8:15 a.m., lunch noon to 12:15 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, June 11-20, July 2-11 and July 23-Aug. 1; closed July 4.

- Broughton Recreation Center: breakfast 9:10 to 9:25 a.m., lunch 12:25 to 12:40 p.m. Monday to Thursday, June 11-Aug. 9; closed July 4.

- Camp Fire, Pine Tree Middle School: breakfast 7:45 to 8 a.m., lunch 11 to 11:15 a.m. Monday to Friday, June 4-Aug. 10; closed July 4.

- Willow Bend: breakfast 8:25 to 8:35 a.m., lunch 11:40 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. Monday through Friday, June 4-Aug. 10; closed July 4.

- Student Development Center: breakfast 7:45 to 8:30 a.m., lunch 10:45 a.m. to noon Monday to Thursday, June 18-28 and July 5-20.

Danielle Capper, Reporting. dcapper@kltv.com

 

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