Local organizations give back during Thanksgiving and hold drive-thru food distributions

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TYLER, Texas (KETK) – East Texas Food Bank will hold drive-thru produce distributions during Thanksgiving week.

According to the food bank, locations in Tyler, Lufkin and Longview will give out free produce on a first-come, first-serve basis.

There will also be no eligibility requirements to receive items.

Here are the different schedules:


Monday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Green Acres Baptist Church parking lot


Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the George H. Henderson Exposition Center


Tuesday, Nov. 24 from 12 p.m.-3 p.m. at the Gregg County Fairgrounds

*The East Texas Food Bank is providing produce during the Longview Thanksgiving Food Drive. Pre-registered families will receive all items; however, produce is available to anyone on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last.

The Longview annual Thanksgiving Food Drive will be on Nov. 24. According to the organization’s website they said they are hoping to provide food for 1,000 families.

Organizers collected food and donations on Monday at the Maude Cobb Center.

The food drive fed more than 1,000 families last year, and they have helped around 25,000 people since the event was organized in 1985.

“Due to the current economy, we are expecting even more this year,” an organizer shared in a statement.

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