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Hungry college students get much needed help

Posted at 12:27 PM, Sep 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-21 13:29:54-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Getting a University level education is costly. Some students struggle to meet basic needs.

Thanks to a generous donation of over 2 tons of groceries, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi students who are struggling with food security got a little extra help.

According to the TAMUCC website, the Coastal Bend Food Bank has teamed up with the university to supply Izzy's Food Bank with food for hungry students.
The efforts are part of a "Fresh Food Friday" program that started Friday Sept 20. Over 300 students received fresh produce, breads, and pastries on the first day.

“One way that we can contribute to student success is by removing the barriers in place and by fighting food insecurity,” said Dr. Lisa O. Perez, TAMU-CC Assistant Vice President of Student Life. “Our students showed us today there is a need, and we are here to help them remove that worry and focus on school.”

Izzy's Fresh Food Fridays will continue on the following dates: October 18, November 15, February 14, March 20, and April 17.

Izzy's Food Pantry plans to begin offering personal hygiene and toiletry items as well, thanks to the Coastal Bend Community Foundation.

You can donate and find more information about the program by calling 361.825.3663 or emailing