ALDINE – It was a cloudy morning filled with sunny smiles on Friday, November 20 at Stehlik Elementary in Aldine ISD. Stehlik hosted a food drive to support students, families, and community members. Texas State Representative Armando Walle and Lone Star Trustee Myriam Saldivar surprised the campus with a $750 donation to support the food drive.
“I am truly speechless,” said Karen Wilkerson, principal of Stehlik Elementary. “The donation is needed this year. We know our families and the community has been hit hard financially, due to the economic impact of the pandemic. We are a family and we take care of each other.”
Teague Middle School Provides Families With Food for Thanksgiving
On Friday, November 20, the Teague Middle School F.A.C.E. and C.A.R.E.S. teams hosted a Thanksgiving Food Giveaway. The campus hosted the event at the Biscanye Cityview Apartments in Greenspoint. 23 additional apartment complexes in the community were also invited to pick up food. The food giveaway was right on time for many families, who were preparing for Thanksgiving. The campus gave away canned goods and school supplies. Teague provided 850 canned goods, ham with all of the Thanksgiving trimmings to over 50 families.
LSC-Houston North helps feed community
HOUSTON (Nov. 17, 2020) – This time of year can be stressful enough for families who are struggling, but during the COVID-19 pandemic the need is even greater. Lone Star College-Houston North is hosting a series of food drives to help families put food and hope on the table this holiday season.
“One of the reasons we began Lone Star College-Houston North was to be a part of an underserved area of Houston,” said Quentin Wright, Ed.D., LSC-Houston North president. “This effort to help those struggling is part of that mission.”
The food drives will be held Nov. 19, Dec. 3 and Dec. 17 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at LSC-Houston North Greenspoint.
The Houston Food Bank reports more than 1 million people in southeast Texas are food insecure, meaning they cannot afford enough nutritious food to fuel a regularly healthy lifestyle.
“Food insecurity often means having to make a difficult decision between paying for groceries and paying for other essentials such as rent, utilities and education,” said Wright. “We want to help people to not just get by, but to prosper.”
LSC-Houston North already provided 768 families with meals during a food drive held earlier this month.
This fall, LSC-Houston North welcomed more than 2,400 students including 388 first time in college students. Visit LoneStar.edu/Spring2021 to learn how LSC can help you succeed.