TYLER -- The UT Tyler softball team spent a day at the East Texas
Food Bank this past weekend, spending valuable time with an important
organization that helps feed thousands of families across the East Texas
The team spent time sorting over 26,000 pounds of food, which equates to over 20,300 meals that will help those in need.
Also, the time given to the Food Bank was worth nearly $1800, funds that now can be used in other areas the non-profit organization may need.
Tim Butler, Volunteer Coordinator at the food bank says that the
organization only employs 50 staff members, making the time volunteers
give, vital in the work they do.
Since 1988, the East Texas Food Bank, a 501-nonprofit
organization, has provided food to over 200 partner agencies, in an
effort to feed children, the working poor and seniors throughout 26 counties in East Texas. A member of Feeding America,
The East Texas Food Bank is one of four food banks that serves the Gulf
Coast Region who are pre-staged with food products from Feeding
America, to respond to disasters.
To learn more about the East Texas Food Bank or find out how you can volunteer, please visit: www.easttexasfoodbank.org