East Texas Food Bank Launches New Campaign
to Help Fight Hunger in East Texas
(Tyler, Texas) February 6, 2014 – The East Texas Food Bank has launched the I’m YOUnified Against Hunger Campaign in an effort to fight hunger in East Texas. It’s a way for individuals to come together using social media to become the local solution to hunger. The movement highlights actual needs by county and operates with local teams in that area. The goal is to bring us all closer to a hunger-free East Texas.
“I’m YOUnified Against Hunger is a great way for individuals to get involved in their community,” said Dennis Cullinane, executive director of the East Texas Food Bank. “Currently, 18 of our 26 counties that we serve are in critical levels of hunger, meaning the need is greater than the resources available. No county in East Texas is hunger-free; they are simply stabilized to the point of progression to meet our 2016 goal.”
The East Texas Food Bank has set a long term goal of providing 37 million meals a year, a total distribution that would more than double our current distribution of 17.9 million meals. The 2016 goal is to provide more than 21 million meals to cover half of the Meal Gap, increasing our distribution by more than 3 million meals a year.
The East Texas Food Bank has developed an interactive website, AreYOUnified.org, where you can take a look at where your county lies in its level of need. East Texans can create their own teams to help raise awareness about hunger as well as host food drives, raise money and volunteer their time. Sign up today to make a difference as we work towards the 2016 goal.