South Texas College Culinary Arts students strapped on their aprons to support their peers in need this holiday season.
In lieu of the department’s annual Thanksgiving Buffet this year, the South Texas College Culinary Arts Program hosted a Thanks-for-Giving Virtual Bake Sale in support of the college Student Food Pantry.
In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Culinary department chair chef Jennifer Guerra directed students in the fundraiser. Students baked thousands of cookies, hundreds of loaves of bread and hundreds of pies.
“We understand that some students face food insecurities, and especially now with COVID-19 we know that some are enduring extreme hardships, so we thought very hard about how to help,” said chef Guerra. “Raising funds for the food pantry supports students and ensures that they stay enrolled at school. I know I speak for all at South Texas College who feel that alleviating these concerns by students is paramount, and we have to enable them to continue with their classes without having them worry about something like food.”
The Student Food Pantry supports students experiencing food insecurity by providing them with adequate nutritious food. This year, the food pantry was a vital resource for hundreds of students and their families.