Lamar University Social Work Department students recently offered an inspiring example at H-E-B in Beaumont, gathering before morning classes to make a group purchase of 50 bags of groceries to generate funds for the Southeast Texas Food Bank.
Inspired by a student presentation about the annual Souper Bowl of Caring food drive conducted as a national gesture to Tackle Hunger (www.tacklehunger.org), about two dozen students joined their professor Angeliqueca Avery, Food Bank Executive Director Dan Maher, and H-E-B Public Affairs representative Doreeen Borel in store for gestures of support for the food drive that runs through Sunday, Feb. 7 at H-E-B and some other local retailers.
Students on tight budgets sacrificed $5 to purchase food for the benefit of those served by the Food Bank and presented a certificate of support to the Food Bank. The students’ financial contributions will help provide approximately 750 meals to Southeast Texans facing hunger.
The students also pledged to participate in the annual drive in the future and try to draw more awareness to the drive and to the reality of hunger in Southeast Texas.
Thanks to Lamar’s Social Work Department and H-E-B for this great cooperative effort in tackling hunger!