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ETMC Olympic Center food drive benefits East Texas Food Bank

To help fight hunger in East Texas this holiday season, the East Texas Medical Center Olympic Center is partnering with the East Texas Food Bank for a canned food drive Nov. 1-30.

"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 all ETMC Olympic Centers throughout East Texas during the month of November. Drop off your canned goods at any ETMC Olympic Center in Tyler, Canton, Cedar Creek Lake, Chandler, Hide-A-Way Lake, Jacksonville, Lake Palestine, Mineola, Pittsburg, Rusk and Sulphur Springs.

"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.