The Summer Food Program serves children in low-income communities who participate in free and reduced feeding programs during the school year. Since these programs end when school does, the Summer Food Service Program helps fill that hunger gap ensuring that children continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer.
The Summer Food Program also provides supervised activities that are safe, fun, and filled with nutrition education opportunities. Children benefit nutritionally by receiving well-rounded meals while parents are able to stretch their food dollars further.
In 2016, the East Texas Food Bank provided more than 107,000 meals to children through the Summer Food Program at 78 sites.
You can make a difference!
- Donate Money – Every $1 you give helps provide up to 8 meals for East Texans in need.
- Donate Food – Food donations are welcome from the community throughout the year.
- Donate Time – Volunteers are a key part of operations at the East Texas Food Bank.
For more info call (903)597-3663 or (800)815- 3663 or go to easttexasfoodbank.org.
Locations in Tyler are:
- Andrew’s Park – 1358 E. Richards St., June 6th-August 18th
- Church On Fire – 3320 Troup Hwy. Suite 175, June 6th-August 18th
- Cindy’s Event Center – 2900 Old Henderson Hwy., June 6th-August 18th
- City Park – 200 W. Queen St., June 7th-August 11th
- Glass Recreation Center – 501 W. 32nd St., June 6th-August 11th
- Explosion Fitness – 420 W. Locust, June 13th-August 18th
- Liberty Arms – 2601 N. Broadway Ave., June 6th-August 18th
- Lincoln Park (Emmett Scott Park) – 1710 N. Confederate, June 6th-August 11th
- North Tyler Developmental AcademY – 3000 N. Border Ave., June 6th-August 18th
- Pollard Park – 710 E. Amherst, June 7th-August 11th
- PT Cole Park – 1001 S. Vine, June 6th-August 18th
- Rose Valley Apartments – 1007 NNW Loop 323, June 6th-August 18th
- Town Parc Apartments – 2202 WNW Loop 323, June 6th-August 18th
- Tyler YMCA – 225 S. Vine Ave., June 6th-August 11th
- Tyler YMCA – Birdwell – 2010 Talley Dr., June 6th-August 11th
- Victory Park Apartments – 2700 N. Grand, June 6th-August 18th
A list of other cities participating in the program is available at easttexasfoodbank.org.