Facts About the East Texas Food Bank

Our Mission Statement


The East Texas Food Bank exists to fight hunger and feed hope in East Texas.


Our Vision


Our vision is a hunger-free East Texas.


By The Numbers


17,300,000 - Meals provided to hungry East Texans in 2013.

10th - Texas ranks tenth in child food insecurity, according to the Feeding America.

26 - Number of  counties in East Texas, over 20,000 square miles and 200 nonprofits, we partner with.

428,000 - East Texans who are "at-risk of hunger".   

1 in 4 - East Texas children is at-risk of hunger.
1 in 5 - East Texas adults is at-risk of hunger.
1 in 7 - East Texas seniors is at-risk of hunger.

183,000 - Amount of clients served by the East Texas Food Bank and our over 200 partner agencies, according to the 2010 Hunger Study.

    44% are under 18 years old
      6% are elderly
    50% are adults
    49% of the households served had at least one employed adult

In the 2010 Hunger Study, East Texans shared about the difficult choices they are having to make:
    57% made a choice between food and utilities
    40% made a choice between food and housing
    39% made a choice between food and health care

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