East Texas Food Bank receives $20,000 grant

Published on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 23:07 - Written by Staff Reports

The East Texas Food Bank received a $20,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, to sustain the Senior Servings Program and additional funding in support of other food distribution.

The Senior Servings Program is designed to close the weekend hunger gap by providing additional weekend food assistance to low-income senior citizens.

Participants receive a bag of nutritious, easy-to-prepare foods each Friday.

“We are grateful for Bank of America’s continued support of Senior Servings and our other food distribution programs,” said Dennis Cullinane, chief executive officer of the East Texas Food Bank, in a news release. “This additional funding will ensure home-bound seniors, children and at-risk families continue to receive food assistance.”

Hunger disproportionately impacts seniors, said Gregg Davis, Merrill Lynch Resident Director Tyler Office.

“By working with community partners like East Texas Food Bank that have proven distribution channels, we’re not only helping fight hunger but ensuring that seniors on fixed incomes achieve better financial stability so they don’t have to make difficult choices between eating nutritious meals and paying for medicine or paying utilities,” he said.