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East Texas Food Bank sending food and water to shelters

Ralph Thomas, East Texas Food Bank staff, loading up food to be sent to a shelter. Ralph Thomas, East Texas Food Bank staff, loading up food to be sent to a shelter.

The East Texas Food Bank will deliver over 12,000 pounds of food and over 2,400 bottles of water to eight shelters here in east Texas.

"Our goal is to feed the hungry in any type of crisis," said Robert L. Bush, Executive Director of the East Texas Food Bank.  "We have a plan of action with emergency officials, our partner agencies and network of sister food banks ready to respond quickly and efficiently."

The East Texas Food Bank is one of four food banks that serve the Gulf Coast Region who are pre-staged with food products from Feeding America, formally known as America's Second Harvest - The Nation's Food Bank Network, to respond to disasters.  The East Texas Food Bank is a member of Feeding America.

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