TYLER, Texas — Whataburger and the East Texas Food Bank are teaming up once again to fight hunger across East Texas with a special Christmas in July food drive. The fundraiser is happening at 46 restaurants across the region. 

On Tuesday, July 16, customers who visit a Whataburger restaurant from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. and donate a minimum of two cans or non-perishable items, will receive a free Whataburger.

"Many of us tend to remember those who are hungry during the holidays, while the truth is that the need is pressing upon us all year long" said Dennis Cullinane, CEO of the East Texas Food Bank. "We are so grateful for this summertime holiday warmth and our amazing partnership with Whataburger!"

Additionally, customers who donate $1.00 or more to the East Texas Food Bank at participating locations between July 15 and July 28 will receive a paper ornament and have their name decorate the walls of their hometown Whataburger.

"We're able to make up to 8 meals for every dollar," Michael Hetrick, Communications Manager at East Texas Food Bank said. 

Over the past 7 years, donations have added up to more than $130,000 dollars, providing more than $1 million meals for families in need across East Texas. 

"The East Texas Food Bank has a special place in our hearts, and we're proud to partner with them to provide food for families in our communities," said Ray Haskins, COO of DKT Investments, Inc. "Christmas in July is all about helping those in need, and we can't think of a better partner to help our friends and neighbors in East Texas than the East Texas Food Bank."

Participating Locations Include:

1739 South Beckham, Tyler
1717 Loop 323, Tyler
345 South South W. Loop 323, Tyler
6288 N. US Hwy. 271, Tyler
5003 Troup Hwy., Tyler
630 Hwy. 79 North, Henderson
108 N. Henderson, Kilgore
6241 Old Hwy. 135 North, Kilgore
6849 S. Broadway, Tyler
12405 US Hwy. 155, Tyler
311 South Main St., Lindale
103 Hwy 31 W., Chandler
2200 North Pacific St., Mineola
5916 Old Jacksonville Hwy., Tyler
651 South Doctor M. Roper Pkwy., Bullard
12445 Hwy 64 E    ., Tyler
2215 W Gentry Pkwy., Tyler
2010 Victory, Marshall
2406 Eastend, Marshall
3308 Fourth St., Longview
2401 Gilmer Road, Longview
3123 Eastman Rd., Longview
105 Spur 63, Longview
1479 E. Harrison Lane    Longview
602 W. Main St., Hallsville
103 E.US Hwy. 80, White Oak
1301 N Wood St., Gilmer
137 W South West Loop 323, Tyler
16772 FM 2493, Tyler
421 North Timberland Drive, Lufkin
2617 North St., Nacogdoches
694 N. First St., Timpson
102 South John Redditt, Lufkin
819 W. Panola,    Carthage
815 Hurst St., Center
103 N Brentwood, Ste. 900, Lufkin
12768 Hwy 84 E    ., Joaquin
104 S Railroad Ave., Mount Enterprise
627 South Jackson St., Jacksonville
938 W. Main, Gun Barrel City
1203 North Dickenson, Rusk
1717 South Loop 256, Palestine
1417 E. Tyler, Athens
1281 E. Loop 304, Crockett
102 W Royall Blvd., Malakoff
2321 South Jefferson, Mt. Pleasant