Help Student Government Support Local Food Banks

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12.11.2020

The University of Texas at Dallas Student Government has joined Texas-Sized Christmas, an initiative led by university students across the state to provide funds and resources to local food banks.

The project started at the University of Houston as a way to assist families struggling in the wake of economic losses from the COVID-19 pandemic. UT Dallas Student Government has joined several other university groups throughout the state to support the project.

“As part of Team Dallas, we are encouraging members of the Dallas and Comet communities to donate to the North Texas Food Bank, Minnie’s Food Pantry and the Comet Cupboard,” said Sara Brennan, UT Dallas Student Government president. “Even a $3 donation makes a big difference in combatting food insecurity.”

The Student Government’s goal is to raise $4,000 and match that amount in donations to the Comet Cupboard, the UT Dallas food pantry dedicated to helping students in need.

“I encourage everyone to participate in the Texas-Sized Christmas initiative sponsored by our Student Government as well as other university student governments across our state,” said Briana Lemos, Student Government advisor and director of student development. “Now more than ever we should come together as communities and do what we can for those in need. Our Student Government sees the value in engaging our surrounding communities and encouraging people to not only support food pantries in our area but also our very own Comet Cupboard.”

The Graduate Student Association, Student Government and the Comet Cupboard recently worked together to distribute prepackaged food parcels to UT Dallas students for the winter break.

For more information or to donate, please visit: impact.utdallas.edu/project/24052

–Katherine Morales

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