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Stories Added - September 2009
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September is hunger action month in Southeast Texas
Tyler County Booster - September 2009
The last year, as everyone knows, has been a tough time economically for a lot of folks. While the impact of the recent recession to some Tyler County residents has been to cause them to give up a few luxuries, or drive a little less, to a lot of people in our community it has been sometimes not having enough food to feed their families.
Fortunately, we have a couple of local organizations who step into this gap and help provide food for those in need. Caring is Sharing and Giving Hands Food Bank both make a great difference to families struggling through these difficult times and need much more financial assistance to meet all the needs.
Another organization in Southeast Texas that works to fill the gaps in the larger area is Southeast Texas Food Bank, who in conjunction with Feeding America, is announcing the second annual Hunger Action Month, a nationwide call-to-action effort to mobilize people everywhere to get involved with ending hunger in America.
One of every four children in Southeast Texas is growing up in poverty, and many families and seniors struggle with hunger. That’s why the Southeast Texas Food Bank is asking everyone to take action during Hunger Action Month and Give a Little, Feed a Lot.
Throughout September, join millions of other Americans in giving a little of yourself …
money, time and voice … whatever you can … to feed the hungry in your community.
“The goal of Hunger Action Month is to get our entire community involved in caring for our neighbors who cannot care for themselves; our impoverished children, our senior citizens, the sick, and others who often need help to ensure there is adequate food on their table. The Southeast Texas Food Bank is asking for those with the means to help to make a small sacrifice by bringing
their lunch from home once a week during the month of September, and to donate the money they save to the Food Bank.
The smallest gift can make a big difference to those in need in our community.
The Southeast Texas Food Bank is asking coworkers, corporations, community
individuals to participate in Give a Little, Feed a Lot in this easy way.
Throughout the month, participants can also visit the Southeast Texas Food Bank to learn more
about how to help people struggling with hunger in their community.
Each dollar donated to the Southeast Texas Food Bank provides more than four meals for someone in our community
living at risk of hunger.
The Southeast Texas Food Bank provides
emergency food assistance for more than 16,000 people in our eight county service area every year.
more than 16,000 people in our eight county service area every year. The USDA reports that more than 36 million Americans live in “food-insecure” households — meaning they don’t have dependable, consistent access to adequate amounts of nutritious food to maintain good health. Participants in Give a Little, Feed a Lot can donate to the Southeast Texas Food Bank by mail, in person at our warehouse (3845 S. MLK Parkway in Beaumont), or online at our website www.setxfoodbank.org