By Tiffany Pelt
Texas State News Intern
At the end of every spring semester, the Texas State Residence Hall Association holds a food drive while students are packing up to move out of the dorms.
Rather than throwing away unwanted food before their move, students are given the opportunity to donate any food items.
This May, the RHA and students moving out of the halls were able to collect an amazing 2,322 pounds of food to be donated to the Hays County Area Food Bank.
“I’m extremely proud of the success of the annual food drive that benefits our neighbors,” said Ted Ingwersen, Area Coordinator for Residence Life at Texas State University.
The Hays County Area Food Bank is a non-profit agency of United Way of Hays County and has been serving San Marcos for over 20 years.
Seven days a week, volunteers and staff at the Food Bank pick up donated goods throughout San Marcos that will be distributed to partner agencies such as local churches, shelters, the San Marcos Housing Authority, and other agencies dealing with low-income families in need.
If you would like to hold a food drive, volunteer at the Food Bank, or even donate food items please visit The Hays County Area Food Bank online at www. haysfoodbank.org.