Southeast Texas Food Bank in urgent need of volunteers before, after storm


    SETX Food bank in urgent need of volunteers before, after storms

    The Southeast Texas Food Bank says it's in urgent need of volunteers before and after the upcoming storm.

    The organization packs up groceries into boxes for low income seniors.

    "Seniors who are 60 years old or older and earning less than 130 percent of the poverty level index for their household size can qualify to receive these food boxes at no cost," according to the Southeast Texas Food Bank.

    If you're a senior and you'd like to sign up for the free groceries, call 839-8777.

    If you would like to volunteer, click here.

    Executive Director Dan Maher says volunteers are needed Friday, August 25, and every Wednesday and Friday consistently for the program to continue running.

    "If the food bank cannot pull this program off in the community, the community cannot have this program, the way Texas works," says Maher.

    The final box distribution for this week took place Thursday, but the next one is scheduled for Tuesday.

    The Tuesday delivery will follow the storm, and it is still unknown how that storm will impact Southeast Texas, or its low income seniors.

    "With the storm coming, it's important for us to recognize we're kind of like the postal service," says Maher. "Food must go out because hunger is consistent."

    Those seniors who are registered to receive the free groceries or want to register can attend these distribution events Tuesday August 29, and Thursday August 31.

    Tuesday-

    Heatherbrook, Port Arthur-77642
    7900 Heatherbook Trail
    7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

    St. Paul UMC, Port Arthur-77640
    821 Freeman Ave
    10 a.m.-11 a.m.

    Edison Square, Port Arthur-77642
    3501 12th St.
    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Crystal Creek, Port Arthur-77642
    8101 Honeywood Trail
    1 p.m.- 2 p.m.

    Thursday-

    First UMC, Vidor-77662
    5001 N Main St
    8:30 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.

    Honey Suckle, Vidor-77662
    600 S Main St
    10 a.m.- 11 a.m.

    St. Mark's, Beaumont-77701
    680 Calder
    12 p.m.-1 p.m.

    Salvation Army, Beaumont-77703
    2350 I-10 Frontage Rd
    1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.



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