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Whataburger to Hold Holiday Fundraiser and Food Drive to Help Fight Hunger with the East Texas Food Bank

SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 30, 2022) – To help alleviate hunger in the Tyler-area community this winter, Whataburger customers at participating locations in and surrounding Tyler can help by donating at least $1 to the East Texas Food Bank from Wednesday, Nov. 30, to Tuesday, Dec. 13. In return, customers will receive an ornament of recognition to hang inside the restaurant where the donation was made.

To close out the fundraiser, Whataburger will host a canned food drive at all participating locations on Tuesday, December 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. For every three cans or non-perishable food items donated in the dining room or through the drive-thru, customers will receive a free Whataburger coupon as a thank-you for their East Texas Food Bank support.

“This fundraiser begins when the East Texas Food Bank sees a heightened need for assistance during the holiday season, but works to benefit families all year long,” said Dennis Cuillinane, CEO for the East Texas Food Bank. “We’re thankful that Whataburger provides generous support through this fundraiser and food drive to help us feed hope and fight hunger.”

Year round, the East Texas Food Bank works to feed the community through a network of more 200 food pantries and feeding programs, strengthening families by providing nutrition education and benefits assistance and leading the community in hunger-relief work. The number of East Texans needing food assistance continues to remain high since the start of the pandemic. Every day, one in five East Texans, including one in three children, are at-risk of hunger.

“For the last 30 years, Whataburger customers have helped to ensure children and families within our community get the nourishment they need,” said Ray Haskins, COO, DKT Investments, Ltd. “We’re proud to continue our longstanding partnership with the East Texas Food Bank, and look forward to another successful year of giving.”

The following Whataburger locations will be participating in the fundraiser:

  • 892 US Hwy 271 N, Gilmer, TX 75644
  • 311 S Main St, Lindale, TX 75771
  • 103 State Hwy 31 W, Chandler, TX 75758
  • 2200 N Pacific St, Mineola, TX 75773
  • 345 Southwest Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75702
  • 12445 State Hwy 64 E, Tyler, TX 75707
  • 2215 W Gentry Pkwy, Tyler, TX 75702
  • 1739 S Beckham Ave, Tyler, TX 75701
  • 1717 S Southeast Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75701
  • 6288 US Hwy 271, Tyler, TX 75708
  • 5003 Troup Hwy, Tyler, TX 75707
  • 630 US Hwy 79 N, Henderson, TX 75652
  • 108 N Henderson Blvd, Kilgore, TX 75662
  • 6241 Old Hwy 135 N, Kilgore, TX 75662
  • 5916 Old Jacksonville Hwy, Tyler TX 75703
  • 651 S Doctor M Roper Pkwy, Bullard, TX 75757
  • 6849 S Broadway Ave, Tyler, TX 75703
  • 16772 FM 2493, Tyler, TX 75703
  • 12405 Hwy 155 S, Tyler, TX 75703
  • 4825 S Broadway Tyler, TX 75703

About East Texas Food Bank

Established in 1988, the East Texas Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief nonprofit in East Texas, covering 26 counties. ETFB works to feed our community through a network of 200+ partner agencies and feeding programs and strengthen families by providing nutrition education and benefits assistance and lead the community in hunger-relief work.


About Whataburger

Whataburger is the hometown hamburger place that hasn’t compromised. We serve bold flavors and original recipes made to order, just like you like it, and pride ourselves on extraordinary hospitality and meaningful connections in our communities. That’s what’s led fans to Whataburger since Harmon Dobson served our first customer in 1950. Headquartered in San Antonio, we’ve stayed close to our roots while building sales of more than $3 billion annually across our 14-state footprint and over 900 locations. Even with our exceptional menu, we know that people make the difference at Whataburger. That’s why we’re a 2022 Top Workplaces Culture Excellence award winner. Want to become part of our orange spirit? Apply to become a Family Member (what we call our employees) at Just hungry for a great meal? Download our app on ios or android to order ahead. Shop Whataburger branded merchandise and selected sauces including our famous Fancy and Spicy Ketchup at and find Whataburger original-recipe products in grocery stores. See our press kit for a list of locations, fun facts, milestones and other company information.

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