CHIRENO, TX (KTRE) - One in four East Texas children don't know where their next meal is coming from. In an attempt to ease the so-called "weekend hunger gap" the East Texas Food Bank has stepped in with its BackPack Program.
It's the agency's most expensive program, so a $15,000 donation from Capital One Bank will be put to good use.
A ceremonial check presentation happened Tuesday morning at the bank's Chireno location.
"This wonderful gift from Capital One Bank will allow us to buy backpacks for 90 students in Cherokee, Anderson and Nacogdoches counties," said Karolyn Davis, East Texas Food Bank spokesperson.
Melissa Richards, Capital One Bank Multi Branch Banker echoed the ability to help.
"I love to be able to work with a company that can support these ladies and just provide that support in their community," said Richards.
Currently, nearly 700 children participate in the food program in the three East Texas counties