Groups work to fill up food pantries

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Less than one box of food was collected for Student Government Association and Catholic Student Center food drive Tuesday in the mall. Nothing was collected Monday. Maura Callahan, SGA commissioner and communications sophomore; Mike Martinez, SGA vice president and anthropology sophomore; and criminal justice freshman Megan Halbardier pose for a photo taken by Catholic Campus Minister Joseph Liedecke.  Photo by Monica Correa

Less than one box of food was collected for Student Government Association and Catholic Student Center food drive Tuesday in the mall. Nothing was collected Monday. Maura Callahan, SGA commissioner and communications sophomore; Mike Martinez, SGA vice president and anthropology sophomore; and criminal justice freshman Megan Halbardier pose for a photo taken by Catholic Campus Minister Joseph Liedecke. Photo by Monica Correa

Students are encouraged to donate food for two organizations.

By AMANDA RIOS

sac-ranger@alamo.edu 

The mortuary science department and the Catholic Student Association will sponsor food drives throughout November.

The mortuary science department raised more than 800 pounds last year.

The department has conducted a food drive for more than eight years and collected more than 8,000 pounds of food.

Professor Francisco E. Solis is in charge of collecting nonperishable foods.

“We used to have boxes out in each department before, but we just don’t have the resources to put boxes out in each department anymore,” Solis said.

Solis encourages other students and departments to donate.

“We used to donate to St. Vincent De Paul Society, but now we donate all the food to the Phi Theta Kappa food pantry,” Solis said.

If students or departments wish to donate, there will be a box in the department office in Room 238A in Nail Technical Center until Nov. 30.

The Catholic Student Association’s drive through November is the third drive the group has participated in this semester.

“For the month of November, we will distribute evenly who we donate to, which is the San Antonio Food Bank, SAC (Phi Theta Kappa) food pantry, and the family that we adopted,” campus minister Joseph Liedecke said Wednesday.

The association has been doing this for more than 11 years, he said.

The November drive will be through with boxes distributed throughout the campus and at the Catholic Student Center, 312 W. Courtland Place.

Boxes will be collected at the end of the month.

The association helped Student Government Association and the office of civic engagement with a food drive Nov. 12 and 13 in the mall.

The association also had a food drive last month, “Trick or Treat so Others Can Eat,” that brought in six large boxes of nonperishable food.

For more information from the mortuary science department, call 210-486-1135.

For more information on the Catholic Student Association, call Liedecke at 210-736-9306 or visit https://orgsync.com/30743/chapter or www.archsa.org.

For food pantry information, call 210-486-0431.

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