East Texas Food Bank get $10K grant from longtime supporters

Published on Friday, 16 August 2013 00:16 - Written by Staff Reports

The East Texas Food Bank has received a $10,000 grant from MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, MAZON has been a supporter of the East Texas Food Bank for 14 years.

“This amazing organization is unique in how it has stood shoulder-to-shoulder with food banks in the fight against hunger on so many levels,” said Dennis Cullinane, executive director of the East Texas Food Bank, in the written release. “We are truly grateful for the loyal support that MAZON has given the East Texas Food Bank over the years.”

In addition to distributing food to more than 200 partner agencies across 26 counties, the East Texas Food Bank also advocates for the needs of the hungry in East Texas. This is accomplished in a variety of ways, including: increasing public awareness of hunger; mobilizing the public in the fight against hunger; communicating with local, state and national legislators on issues of hunger; and helping eligible East Texans to register for benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

This grant from MAZON will help the East Texas Food Bank pursue these objectives.

MAZON, which means “food” or “sustenance” in Hebrew, was the first national organization to rally the American Jewish community around the issue of hunger, and remains the only national Jewish organization dedicated exclusively to that same cause, according to the written release. For more information about MAZON, visit www.mazon.org .