Lone Star College-Houston North helps feed community during the holidays

By: Bill Van Rysdam
| Published 11/17/2020

Lone Star College-Houston North will be conducting a series of food drives to help families during the holiday season.
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HOUSTON, TX – 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.

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