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RGV Colleges Promoting Food Pantry Programs to Students

4 months 4 days 22 hours ago Wednesday, January 16 2019 Jan 16, 2019 January 16, 2019 3:28 PM January 16, 2019 in News - Local
By: Taylor Winkel

WESLACO – Rio Grande Valley colleges are promoting access to affordable, nutritious food for students.

South Texas College student Amberly Sanchez says college is a balance between managing finances, while also trying to be successful in classes.

KRGV’s Taylor Winkel spoke with the director of student activities and wellness, Eli Nguma.

“You see the students all the time and you just don't realize but a lot of them are going hungry and they're not going to say it. They're just going to go through their classes on a daily basis," says Nguma.

A government report shows 3.3 million students nationwide were eligible for food pantry programs, such as SNAP Food Benefits, and less than half participated.

Nguma says many students who qualify for the food pantry may not know.

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley students can find more information on the UTRGV food pantry website.

STC students can contact Eli Nguma.

Students at the food pantry can pick up food for the day, week or month.

For more information, watch the video above.

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