Community Food Drive Benefits A&M-Commerce Lion Food Pantry

A&M-Commerce student and Master of Public Health intern Alyssa Brimer, along with Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance Dr. Katharine Halfacre, recently coordinated a food drive benefiting the Lion Food Pantry on campus.

A group of volunteers stand on and around a trailer loaded with boxes from a food drive.
A&M-Commerce faculty, staff, student volunteers and Clayton Homes employees delivered a trailer load of food donations to the Lion Food Pantry on campus. Photo submitted by the Department of Health and Human Performance at A&M-Commerce.

The drive netted 3,700 pounds of food donations. With the number of students seeking assistance from the pantry having doubled in the past year, the donation will help reduce food insecurity and provide other positive impacts on campus.

Brimer and Halfacre offered special thanks to Jason Roberts and the staff at Clayton Homes of Sulphur Springs for hosting the drive, storing donations and providing the personnel, forklift and transportation required to deliver the donation. They offered additional thanks to Nikki Barnett of Sigma Chi and the volunteers who helped unload and organize the donation.