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released by the East Texas Food Bank

(Tyler, Texas) January 19, 2011 – Beacon Federal Bank of Tyler makes a donation to the East Texas Food Bank because of their efficient, effective and compassionate approach to assisting residents within the community where Beacon Federal Bank operates and where its residents live.  Recently, Beacon Federal Bank employees presented a $2,500 donation to the East Texas Food Bank.

"East Texas Food Bank does so much to provide for the most basic and essential of human needs for needy residents in the community where Beacon Federal does business," said Melvenia Garcia, manager at Beacon Federal Bank of Tyler.  "Our employees have truly embraced this cause and it is a distinct honor to help with their mission however we can."

"The East Texas Food Bank is providing more food to East Texas families than ever before.  This gift comes at a time when we need it most," said Dennis Cullinane, executive director of the East Texas Food Bank.  "With this generous gift, this will help provide 20,000 meals to our neighbors in need."

Beacon Federal Bank of Tyler presented a $2,500 check to the East Texas Food.  Attached in photo (left to right) is Dennis Cullinane, executive director of the East Texas Food Bank, Mel Garcia, Sonia Flora, Marissa Benitez and Maritza Maya with Beacon Federal Bank of Tyler.

About East Texas Food Bank
The East Texas Food Bank distributes approximately 19 million pounds of food each year to over 200 partner agencies in 26 East Texas counties.  Our vision is for a hunger-free East Texas and our mission is to reduce hunger by providing food, support and education to those in need with passion and efficiency.  Our purpose is to ensure that no one in East Texas is forced to go without food.  The East Texas Food Bank is a member of Feeding America and the Texas Food Bank Network.  To learn more, please visit www.easttexasfoodbank.org. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/etfoodbank or follow our news on Twitter at twitter.com/etfoodbank .

About Beacon Federal Bank of Tyler
Founded in 1953, Beacon Federal started as a member-owned credit union.  It transitioned to a depositor-owned, federally insured bank in 1999 and in 2007 to its current status as a public company.  Beacon Federal provides a full array of banking products and services for individuals and commercial customers.  It is headquartered in East Syracuse, N.Y,  with eight full-service branches throughout its service area, including Tyler, TX.  The Company's stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "BFED." 

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