East Texas Food Bank to offer new pantry location in Henderson County

SEVEN POINTS, Texas (KETK) – The East Texas Food Bank (ETFB) is set to begin the service of a new mobile food bank serving residents in Seven Points.

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According to a release, the new mobile pantry will provide food assistance to residents in need from 4 to 5:30 p.m. starting on Friday in Seven Points at the Lakeview Assembly of God church on 501 E. Cedar Creek Parkway.

The drive-thru pantry is reportedly open to anyone who needs of food and requires no ID.

“Henderson County has a great need for food assistance as almost 16% of the residents are food insecure according to the latest data from Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap,” David Emerson, CEO of the East Texas Food Bank, said. “Currently we help over 2,800 households in Henderson County. Studies show a direct link to good nutrition and health outcomes so the ability to offer more vegetables and fruits will greatly benefit the residents.”

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ETFB said that they already partner with nine agencies in Henderson County that aid food accessibility and that they distributed a total of 624,000 pounds of produce in Henderson County in 2023.

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