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


20,200,000 - Meals provided to hungry East Texans in FY2014.

9th - 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.

456,000 - East Texans who are "at-risk of hunger".   

1 in 4 - East Texas children are food insecure.
1 in 5 - East Texas adults are food insecure.

252,900 - Number of clients served by the East Texas Food Bank and our over 200 partner agencies yearly, according to the 2014 Hunger in America study.

64,700 - Number of children served yearly, according to the 2014 Hunger in America study.

68,800 - Number of older adults served yearly, according to the 2014 Hunger in America study.

In the 2014 Hunger in America study, East Texans shared about the difficult choices they are having to make:
    75% made a choice between paying for food and paying for utilities.
    72% made a choice between paying for food and paying for                                 transportation.
    76% made a choice between paying food and paying for health care.

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