East Texas Food Bank Hosting Drive-Thru Distribution Today
Today, the East Texas Food Bank will be holding a mega drive-thru produce distribution in Lufkin at the George H. Henderson Expo Center located at 1200 Ellen Trout Drive. The distribution will be taking place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. while supplies last. As with past distributions, the events are open to anyone and there are no eligibility or paperwork requirements. These are drive-thru distributions and walk-ups will not be accepted.
Multiple households can carpool. If someone is unable to attend a distribution, they may send a note with a friend or family member to pick up food for them. The note must include their name, signature, and a statement that the individual is permitted to pick up food for you. Any single car may not have more than three of these notes, so a maximum of four households can be served per vehicle. Representatives with the East Texas Food Bank plan on serving 1,200 families.
If a family can’t attend the drive-thru distribution, they can visit the Food Bank's new food pantry at the Deep East Texas Resource Center at 105 Lofton St. in North Lufkin. The pantry is open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, as well as 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays. You can get more information here.
The mission of the East Texas Food Bank is to fight hunger and feed hope in East Texas. The Deep East Texas Resource Center is a program of ETFB. The goal of the Deep East Texas Resource Center is to provide a one-stop-shop of wraparound services with a food pantry, benefits assistance and other support services.