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Smith County Food Security Council in the media

Read more about our work to end hunger and food insecurity in Smith County. Find out how we got started, why we do what we do, and why it affects every one of our neighbors.
September 2022 Produce Drop and Community Resource Roadshow

KETK shares about our September 2022 Produce Drop and Community Resource Roadshow which served more than 780 members of our East Texas Community.

'Produce Drop and Community Resource Roadshow' helps food-insecure families

Hundreds of families came out to a new event offering free healthy produce and information about community resources. The Smith County Food Security Council and the East Texas Food Bank teamed up to put on the first “Produce Drop and Community Resource Roadshow” at New Days Community Church on Tuesday.

August 2019 Produce Drop featured on KLTV

The SCFSC held our first Produce Drop and Community Resource Roadshow on August 13, 2019. The East Texas Food Bank provided produce for 893 families and 8 local organizations connected community members to needed healthcare services.

Dr. Valerie Smith receives the 2019 W.T. "Doc" Ballard Award

Smith County Food Security Council Founder and Chair Dr. Valerie Smith was honored with the Northeast Texas Public Health District's 2019 W.T. Doc Ballard Award for Excellence in Public Health.

ETX Food Bank partnership

The East Texas Food Bank (ETFB) announces the launch of their new Partners in Health Program. The Partners in Health Program developed in collaboration with St. Paul Children?s Medical Clinic and UT Health Northeast addresses food insecurity, a major ...

East Texas Food Bank Announces Partners in Health Program

Despite increasing the medication and insulin of a patient with diabetes, Dr. Michele Bosworth found the man’s condition was only getting worse. The patient suffered multiple heart attacks. Soon, both doctor and patient were growing weary of what could be done to improve his condition. “One day he said to me, ‘Well, Dr. Bosworth, I can only eat what I get from the food bank,” said Bosworth, a family physician and patient safety officer at UT Health North Campus Tyler. “And I thought, wow, it didn’t really matter what I was prescribing to him. He only had the resources available to him that he could get from the food bank.”

Food insecurity in Smith County the focus of new hunger council

Tyler nurse Celeste Fisher grew up eating one meal a day because her family could not afford to buy food. Her dad usually got the most to eat because he worked a manual labor job and needed the energy. “It wasn’t until the fifth-grade year that I realized breakfast and lunch were normal parts of the day,” she said. “I got those at school, but in the summer we had supper only.”

Take charge of the hunger problem that is so prevalent in your own backyard

There are many ways you can support Smith County and end hunger in your community.