One bag at a time

Food Pantry representatives

Brenda Garcia (left) and Tatiana Pina are shown distributing food and information about the Lee College Food Pantry.

The Lee College Food Pantry is helping students overcome food insecurities one bag at a time. On Thursday, Nov. 21, they gave away more than 80 bags of food to students to help spread the word about the free resources that are available on campus.

“The holidays can be really hard for students with food insecurities. That’s why we want to make sure everyone knows about your Food Pantry,” said Brenda Garcia, who oversees the Food Pantry for Retention & Transition Services. “If we can help ease that burden, that’s one less thing our students have to worry about so they can focus on their education.”

The red and black reusable tote bags were filled with various food items like cereal, canned soup and peanut butter, all donated by Lee College employees and students. A large part of the food donations came from the Lee College Athletic Department, which donated over 1,000 canned goods and non-perishable food items that were collected during this season’s sporting events.

“We want to make sure and thank everyone for the generous support and donations. Without their help, we couldn’t assist as many students as we do,” said Garcia.

The Food Pantry is open year-round. It is located inside Moler Hall, room 112 at the main campus in Baytown. The hours of operation are Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.  For more information or if you know a student in need of assistance, contact Brenda Garcia, 281-425-6492, or bgarcia@lee.edu.