Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

May 31, 2014

East Texas Food Bank’s summer food program begins June 10

Press release
Jacksonville Daily Progress

EAST TEXAS — The East Texas Food Bank’s Summer Food Program will kick-off Tuesday, June 10th at City Park, 200 West Queen Street in Tyler, at 11:45 am.  The program provides free nutritious meals to children at more than 60 sites throughout East Texas.  Since school is out, thousands of East Texas children will be looking for places they can meet their friends, have fun and eat healthy meals.  

“The school breakfasts and lunches play an important role in the nutrition of students at risk of hunger.  When school is out for the summer it is imperative that the children do not miss these meals due to the added cost to the family budget,” said Dennis Cullinane, executive director of the East Texas Food Bank.  “Our Summer Food Program fills that gap and works to ensure that our kids receive the food they need during their summer break and we try to keep it fun at the same time.”



The free meals help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow, throughout the summer months.  During the school year, nutritious meals are available through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.  But those programs end when school ends for the summer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Program helps fill the hunger gap.  The Summer Food Program is the single largest Federal resource available for local sponsors who want to ensure that children do not need to go hungry this summer.   



The East Texas Food Bank’s Summer Food Program provides nutritious meals FREE to all children ages 1 to 18 at participating feeding sites.  Meals and snacks are also available to persons with disabilities, over age 18, who participate in school programs for people who are mentally or physically disabled.  To participate, children just need to show up.  There is no need to register and no proof of age or income is required.



In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

For more information on the Summer Food Program visit EastTexasFoodBank.org/SummerFood.



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East Texas Food Bank’s Summer Food Program Sites

Alto: (*Starts in July*)

    The Chaparral Center, 176 West San Antonio Street

    Dates: July 7th – August 15th, Monday – Friday

    Lunch: 11:30 am – 12:15 pm



Arp:

Arp Park, 107 Main Street

Dates:  June 10th - August 8th, Monday - Friday

Lunch:  11:30 am - 12:30 pm



Atlanta:

Birth of Hope (Christian Pantry), 303 Johns Street

Dates:  June 10th – July 30th, Monday - Thursday

Lunch:  11:30 am - 12:30 pm





Carthage:

Afterschool Youth Enrichment Program (AYEP), 425 Davis Street

Dates:  June 10th – August 1st, Monday - Friday

Breakfast: 8:30 – 9:30 am

Lunch:  12:00 – 1:00 pm



Baker Koonce Intermediate School, 320 North Daniels

Dates:  June 10th – July 3rd, Monday - Thursday

Lunch:  11:00 – 12:00 pm



Crockett:

Crockett Early Childhood Center, 1300 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Dates:  June 9th – June 26th, Monday - Thursday

Breakfast: 7:30 – 8:00 am

Lunch:  11:30 am – 12:00 pm



Crockett Elementary School, 1400 SW Loop 304

Dates:  June 9th- June 26th, Monday - Thursday

Breakfast: 7:30 – 8:00 am

Lunch:  12:00 - 12:30 pm



Flint:

New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 1212 FM 2813

Dates:  June 16th - August 21st, Monday - Thursday

Lunch:  12:00 - 1:00 pm









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Gun Barrel City:

Tamarack Community Park, 206 Spring Valley Drive

Dates:  June 10th - August 22nd, Monday - Friday

Lunch:  11:00 am - 12:00 pm



Hallsville:

Boys and Girls Club of the Big Pines Hallsville Site, 300 Willow Road

Dates:  June 9th - August 8th, Monday - Friday

Breakfast:  7:00 – 8:00 am

Lunch:  12:00 - 1:00 pm



Hawkins:

Jarvis Christian College, Highway 80E PR 7631

Dates:  June 10th – August 22nd, Monday - Friday

Breakfast:  8:00 – 9:00 am

Lunch:  12:00 - 1:00 pm



Henderson:

Boys and Girls Club of Rusk County, 710 Robertson Road

Dates:  June 9th - July 31st, Monday - Friday

Breakfast:  8:00 - 9:00 am

Lunch:  12:00 - 1:00 pm



West Vale Apartments, 817 W Main Street

Dates:  June 10th - August 21st, Monday - Thursday

Lunch:  11:00 am - 12:00 pm



Jacksonville:

Our Lady of Sorrows, 1023 Corinth Road

Dates:  June 10th – August 15th, Monday - Friday

Lunch:  11:30 am - 12:30 pm



Sweet Union Apartments, 1011 North Jackson

Dates:  June 10th - August 22nd, Monday - Friday

Lunch:  11:45 am - 12:30 pm



Karnack:

Karnack Elementary (G.W. Carver), 14109 FM 134

Dates:  June 9th – July 31st, Monday – Thursday

Lunch:  11:30 am - 1:30 pm



Kilgore:

Boys and Girls Club of Kilgore, 724 Harris Street

Dates:  June 9th - July 31st, Monday - Friday

Breakfast:  8:00 - 9:00 am

Lunch:  12:00 - 1:00 pm



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Longview:

Belaire Manor Apartments, 1501 East Young Street

Dates:  June 10th - August 8th, Monday - Friday

Lunch:  12:00 – 12:45 pm



Tammy Lynn Neighborhood, 418 Clyde Street

Dates:  June 10th - August 8th, Monday - Friday

Lunch:  12:00 – 12:45 pm







Mabank:

Golden Oaks Community Park, 169 Golden Oaks Drive

Dates:  June 10th - August 22nd, Monday - Friday

Lunch:  11:00 am - 12:00 pm



Cherokee Shores Community Park, 304 N Cherokee Shores Drive

Dates:  June 10th - August 22nd, Monday - Friday

Lunch:  11:00 am - 12:00 pm



Marshall:

Boys and Girls Club of the Big Pines, 1500 Positive Place

Dates:  June 9th - August 8th, Monday - Friday

Breakfast:  7:30 - 8:30 am

Lunch:  12:00 - 1:00 pm



West End Park, 208 Hendrix Street

Dates: June 10th – August 15th, Monday - Friday

Lunch:  11:15 - 11:45 am



Ward Plaza Apartments, 1603 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Dates: June 10th – August 22nd, Monday - Friday

Breakfast: 9:30 – 10:30am

Lunch:  12:00 – 1:00 pm



Martin’s Mill:

Martin’s Mill Elementary School, 301 FM 1861

Dates:  June 10th – June 26th , Monday - Thursday

Breakfast:  8:00 – 8:30 am

Lunch:  11:00 – 11:30 am



Mineola:

Addie McFarland Community Center, 708 South Stone

Dates:  June 10th – August 22nd, Monday - Friday

Lunch:  12:00 - 1:00 pm







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Mineola continued:



Mineola Primary School, 1050 West Loop 564

Dates:  June 9th – June 27th, Monday - Friday

Breakfast:  8:00 – 8:30 am

Lunch:  11:30 am – 12:00 pm



Mt. Pleasant: (*Sites Starts in July*)

First Presbyterian Church of Mt. Pleasant, 401 N Madison

    Dates: July 7th – August 15th, Monday – Friday

    Lunch: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm



    Tennison Memorial UMC, 313 North Church Street

    Dates: July 7thth – August 15th, Monday – Friday

    Lunch: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm



New Summerfield:

    Our Lady of the Guadeloupe Catholic Church, 304 FM 235 East

Dates: June 10th – August 15th, Monday – Friday

Lunch: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

 



Palestine:

Washington Early Childhood Center, 1020 W Hamlett

Dates: June 9th – July 3rd, Monday - Thursday

Breakfast:  7:30 - 8:00 am

Lunch:  11:00 am - 11:30 am



Southside Elementary, 201 East Gillespie Road

Dates: June 9th – July 17th, Monday - Friday

Breakfast:  7:15 - 8:00 am

Lunch:  11:45 am - 12:30 pm



Palestine High School, 1600 South Loop 256

Dates: June 9th – July 17th, Monday - Thursday

Breakfast:  7:15 - 8:00 am

Lunch:  11:45 am - 12:30 pm



Northside Primary, 2509 N. Hwy 155

Dates: June 9th – July 17th, Monday - Thursday

Breakfast:  7:15 - 8:00 am

Lunch:  11:45 am - 12:30 pm



Queen City:

Morris Upchurch Middle School, 500 5th Street

Dates:  June 9th – July 31st, Monday – Thursday

Breakfast: 8:00 – 10:00 am

Lunch:  10:45 am – 12:45 pm



Reklaw:

Fairview Community Center, 17053 CR 4247 W

Dates:  June 10th – July 17th, Monday – Thursday

Lunch:  11:30 am – 12:30 pm



Rusk:

Shady Grove Church of Christ, 435 FM 2962 South

Dates:  June 10th – July 30th, Monday – Wednesday

Lunch:  11:00 am – 12:00 pm



Rusk First United Methodist Church, 308 N. Henderson Street

Dates: June 30th – July 31st, Monday - Thursday

Lunch:  12:00 – 1:00 pm



Tyler:

Andrew's Park, 1325 East Richards

Dates:  June 10th - August 22nd, Monday - Friday

Breakfast:  8:00 - 8:30 am

Lunch:  12:00 - 1:00 pm



Austin Elementary, 1105 W Franklin Street

Dates:  June 10th - June 25th, Monday – Friday

    July 28th – August 21st, Monday - Friday

Breakfast: 8:30 – 9:00am

Lunch:  12:00 - 12:30 pm



Boys & Girls Club of East Texas, 504 West 32nd Street

    Dates: June 9th – August 8th, Monday – Friday

    Breakfast: 8:45 – 9:10 am

    Lunch: 11:45 am – 12:10 pm



City Park, 200 West Queen Street

Dates:  June 10th - August 22nd, Monday - Friday

Breakfast:  9:00 - 10:00 am

Lunch:  12:00 - 1:00 pm



Emmitt Scott/Lincoln Park, 1710 North Confederate Avenue

Dates:  June 10th - August 22nd, Monday - Friday

Breakfast:  9:00 – 10:00 am

Lunch:  12:00 - 1:00 pm



Griffith Park, 2930 N Carter Blvd

    Dates: June 10th – August 22nd, Monday - Friday

    Breakfast: 8:30 –  9:30am

Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

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Tyler continued:

Higher Heights Baptist Church, 2726 Van Highway

    Dates: June 10th – August 21st, Monday - Thursday

    Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00 pm



New Generations Baptist Church, 708 N Ross Avenue

    Dates: June 10th – August 21st, Monday - Friday

    Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00 pm



Pine Creek Apartments, 3304 Old Noonday Road

Dates:  June 10th – August 22nd, Monday – Friday

Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm



Pollard Park, 710 East Amherst Street

Dates:  June 10th – August 22nd, Monday – Friday

Breakfast:  9:00 – 10:00 am

Lunch:  12:00 pm  – 1:00 pm



PT Cole Park, 1001 South Vine

Dates:  June 10th - August 22nd, Monday - Friday

Breakfast:  9:00 - 10:00 am

Lunch:  12:00 - 1:00 pm



Pinnacle at North Chase Apartments, 3651 N. Broadway

Dates: June 10th – July 31st, Monday - Friday

Lunch:  11:00 – 12:00 pm



Rose Valley Apartments, 1007 N NW Loop 323

Date:  June 10th - August 22nd, Monday – Friday

Breakfast:  9:00 - 10:00 am

Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00 pm



Shiloh Pines Apartments, 2525 Shiloh Road

Dates:  June 10th - August 21st, Monday – Thursday

Lunch:  12:00 - 1:00 pm



Southwest Pines Apartments, 3220 Walton Road

Dates:  June 10th - August 22nd, Monday – Friday

Lunch:  12:00 - 1:00 pm



The Park at Shiloh Apartments, 2911 Shiloh Road

    Dates: June 10th – August 22nd, Monday – Friday

    Breakfast: 9:00 – 10:00 am

    Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00 pm





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Tyler continued:

Town Parc Apartments, 2202 WNW Loop 323

Dates:  June 10th - August 22nd, Monday - Friday

Lunch:  11:00 - 11:30 am



Tyler YMCA, 225 South Vine

Dates:  June 10th - August 15th, Monday - Friday

Breakfast:  8:00 - 9:00 am

Lunch:  12:00 - 1:00 pm



Woldert Park, 701 W. 32nd Street

    Dates: June 10th – August 22nd, Monday – Friday

    Breakfast: 9:00 – 10:00 am

    Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00 pm



Waskom:

Waskom Elementary School/Boys and Girls Club, 301 School Drive

Dates:  June 9th - August 8th, Monday - Friday

Breakfast:  7:00 - 8:00 am

Lunch:  12:00 - 1:00 pm





Wills Point:

Wills Point Junior High School, 200 Tiger Drive

    Dates: June 9th – July 1st, Monday – Friday

    Breakfast: 8:00 – 8:30 am

    Lunch: 12:30 – 1:00 pm



Wills Point Primary School, 447 Terrace Drive

Dates:  June 9th – July 1st, Monday - Friday

Breakfast:  8:00 – 8:30 am

Lunch:  11:30 – 12:00 pm



*All sites closed July 4th in observance of Fourth of July holiday.



About East Texas Food Bank

The East Texas Food Bank provides nearly 18 million meals each year to 200 partner agencies in 26 East Texas counties.  Our vision is for a hunger-free East Texas and our mission is to fight hunger and feed hope in East Texas.  The East Texas Food Bank is a member of Feeding America and the Texas Food Bank Network.  To learn more, please visit EastTexasFoodBank.org. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/etfoodbank or follow our news on Twitter at twitter.com/etfoodbank .