In response to COVID-19, the East Texas Food Bank is holding an emergency food box distribution on Thursday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Longview Convention Complex, located at 100 Grand Blvd.
ETFB will be distributing emergency food boxes and accompanying fresh products such as fresh milk, fresh produce or protein (depending upon availability) to each household while supplies last. The boxes contain shelf-stable groceries such as dried beans, rice, pasta and canned meat, fruits and vegetables. Each box will provide items for 16 meals.
To receive a free box, community members just need to provide their name and address. There are no eligibility requirements or identification needed. Families will need to enter from Cotton Street onto Grand Boulevard and follow the route and traffic control from the Longview Police Department.
The distribution is drive-thru only and walkups will not be accepted. ETFB is prepared to serve 1,500 families at the distribution. The distribution will be supported by Texas Army National Guardsmen as well as volunteers from Longview Rotary Club and New Beginnings Church. Any family seeking food assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic can visit www.EastTexasFoodBank.org and click “find food” to get information on the nearest food resources.