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12/10/07-Tyler

East Texas Food Bank Gets Early Holiday Gift

  The Beaumont Group, a charitable organization based in Beaumont, Texas, presented the food bank with a $30,000 check, Monday.   Staff members say food banks all across the country are experiencing shortages, and donations assist them in helping the many East Texans who are in need.

"There's 177,016 people living in East Texas that live in poverty everyday, and that means they go to bed at night not sure where their next meal's going to come from," said Robert Bush with the East Texas Food Bank.  "With a dollar, the East Texas Food Bank can provide enough food for eight meals."  

Layron Livingston, Reporting.  llivingston@kltv.com

 

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