STC to officially open campus food pantry, Thursday Nov. 16

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Student volunteers Chriztel Guzman and Jasmine Ojeda stock STC’s new food pantry.

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STC to officially open campus food pantry, Thursday Nov. 16

McAllen, TX (November 13, 2017) – South Texas College will hold a grand opening and ribbon cutting for its new Student Food Pantry on Thursday, Nov. 16.

The ribbon cutting will take place at the Pecan Campus Building H second floor in room H2.18 at 12p.m. A reception will follow in H2.16

The food pantry was established with the support of Food Bank RGV, which has agreed to provide all food for free, including transportation to STC’s pantry for a full year.

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The current pantry is currently filled with non-perishable food items. Within the next year, STC plans to expand the space to include a food bank, and add pantries at its Mid-Valley and Starr County campuses.

“Hunger in K-12 schools is a well-known issue,” said Paul Hernandez Jr., STC Dean of Student Affairs. “As a result, programs like free school breakfasts and lunches are offered in public schools but such programs do not often exist in post-secondary education.

“There is no reason that students should have to choose between their education and getting something to eat. They can and should have both,” Hernandez said.

For more information contact: Elibariki Nguma, Director of Student Activities and Wellness and South Texas College at (956) 872-2515 or [email protected]