East Texas Food Bank

Members of the Texas Army National Guard and other volunteers load vehicles with food at the East Texas Food Bank drive-thru emergency food distribution April 30 at Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center in Longview. Another free distribution is planned for Longview from 2 to 4 p.m. May 28 at Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex, 100 Grand Blvd., off Cotton Street. (Les Hassell/News-Journal File Photo)

Editor's note: A previous version of this story included an incorrect location for the food distribution. This version has been corrected. 

The East Texas Food Bank will return to Longview on May 28 to offer a free food distribution.

The event is planned from 2 to 4 p.m., according to the organization and will be at Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex, 100 Grand Blvd., according to city of Longview spokesman Shawn Hara. 

Drivers should enter from Cotton Street onto Grand Boulevard and then follow the route and traffic control provided by Longview police.

At a similar distribution held April 30 in Longview, the Food Bank gave out enough boxes to serve 1,538 local households, a spokeswoman said, and one volunteer estimated that 1,000 vehicles had lined up halfway through the event.

Emergency food boxes and/or fresh items such as produce will be given away, pending availability. The organization has no eligibility or ID requirements; households will be asked to list a name, address and income.

All families will be served, regardless of where they live, their age or income. To pick up a box for someone else, a hand-written note is required from that person with their name, address and permission for the pickup, with their signature.

Distributions also are planned, while supplies last, from:

  • 10 a.m. to noon Friday, East Texas State Fairgrounds, 2112 W. Front St., Tyler
  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Community Cares, 1200 E. Corsicana St., Athens,
  • 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Good Samaritan, 190 W. Second St., Rusk
  • 10 a.m. to noon May 29, East Texas State Fairgrounds, 2112 W. Front St., Tyler

For information, go to easttexasfoodbank.org .