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ETMC Olympic Center canned food drive benefits East Texas Food Bank

To help fight hunger in East Teas this holiday season, the East Texas Medical Center Olympic Center is partnering with the East Texas Food Bank for a canned food drive during the month of November.

"Roughly 428,000 adults, children and seniors are at risk for hunger in East Texas, "said Jeramie Hinojosa, director of the ETMC Olympic Center. "Keeping East Texans healthy and fit is part of our mission, so we are excited to partner with the food bank for this important drive."

Donation barrels will be located at most ETMC Olympic Centers throughout East Teas during November. Drop off your canned goods at ETMC Olympic Centers in Tyler, Cedar Creek Lake, Chandler, Hide-A-Way Lake, Jacksonville, Lake Palestine, Pittsburg, and Rusk.

"Help us give the gift of good health this holiday season," added Hinojosa. "Also, each canned food item you donate is worth $10 off your enrollment fee to any ETMC Olympic Center, which can range in price from $50-150."

For more information call ETMC at 903-535-6961 or visit us online at www.etmc.org/fitness.