Carol Eddins

Brown family

Hunger is a silent epidemic that affects the lives of more than 50 million Americans every day and can cause mental and physical problems, impact academic achievement and even hamper economic productivity. But through the efforts of the East Texas Food Bank, supported by both large donors like the Beaumont Foundation of America and the contributions of individuals, no one needs to starve.

Carol Flatten (left) is passing the torch to Carol Eddins.

Carol Flatten, who has been with the Foundation for Southeast Texas for more than a decade, is retiring. She said she loves the foundation and feels a great sense of reward at her accomplishments while she worked there, but it will soon be all over. Flatten said she will miss her position as executive director for an organization that serves numerous area nonprofits and countless local citizens, but she is also thrilled.