Staff Council collecting for food pantry

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By Alma Linda Manzanares

amanzanares6@student.alamo.edu

Staff Council is collecting non-perishable breakfast foods to benefit the Phi Theta Kappa food pantry at 602 W. French.

Martha Castro, administration secretary in the office of the dean of learning resources, said the council started collecting donations from students, faculty and staff Feb. 11 and will continue until Feb. 28.

Non-perishable breakfast foods include cereals, oatmeal, muffin mixes, pancake mixes and biscuit mixes.

Castro said the council decided to collect donations for breakfast foods after hearing that the food pantry was short on breakfast items.

The food pantry provides food assistance to low-income students, faculty and staff noon-3 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays.

According to San Antonio Food Bank’s income guidelines, a single person without dependents who makes less than $1,679 a month or $20,148 a year qualifies for food assistance. As the food pantry is an agency of the San Antonio Food Bank, it also follows these guidelines.

An Alamo Colleges ID is required for assistance at the food pantry.

Donation boxes for the breakfast food drive are in Room 312 of the nursing complex, Room 237 of Nail Technical Center, the welcome desk on the second floor of Fletcher Administration Center, Room 323 of Fletcher and Room 105 of McAllister Fine Arts Center.

For more information on the breakfast food drive, call Castro at 210-486-0901.

For more information on the food pantry, call economics Professor Susan Spencer at 210-486-0431.

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