The Catholic Student Association receives food donations from two out of five departments during annual food drive.
The Catholic Student Association walked out of five departments Tuesday with a scanty amount of food donations during Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat, their annual food drive to collect non-perishable food items for needy families during the Thanksgiving season.
Campus Minister Joseph Liedecke said the group contacted the English department, radio-television and broadcasting department, the president’s office, the library and the early childhood development department in early October about the food drive.
The group received food from the RTVB department and the early childhood development center.
Liedecke said it is the first time the group has come out short from the food drive. He said it is “unfortunate” and it may have “a dramatic impact on the families.”
“Usually the basket is overflowing with food,” Liedecke said. “It’s sad.”
Criminal justice sophomore Chris Perez said although they did not collect as much food as they were expecting, they are still grateful for the donations.
He said miscommunication may have contributed to the lack of donations. In the past the group usually collects the food baskets on a Friday instead of a Tuesday.
“I’m not mad; I think it was just miscommunication. We are collecting three days behind what we usually do,” Perez said.
The group sends out emails asking departments to participate in the food drive. This year they heard a response from five departments.
Perez said every year they have different departments participate in the drive.
The group said they hope to receive more food in an upcoming food drive in November.
A date has not yet been set for the food drive. To donate food, contact Liedecke at 210-736-3752.