(WACO, Texas) – The Episcopal Student Center made a $2,000 contribution on Wednesday, May 20, to The TSTC Foundation for use at Texas State Technical College’s student food pantry on the Waco campus.
The money will be used to replenish the food pantry’s stock, which has been depleted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s good to know something we can do will have an impact on the students’ lives,” said the Rev. Keith Pozzuto of the Episcopal Student Center.
Jerome Mendias, TSTC’s associate provost, said the contribution will enable Misty Kaska, a coordinator in TSTC’s Advocacy and Resource Center, to continue her important work with students.
The food pantry is located at TSTC”s Murray Watson Jr. Student Recreation Center, with a temporary pickup site at the Student Services Center’s Welcome Center.
Kaska said she is grateful for the financial help.
“There are not a lot of donations going on at this time,” she said.
Kaska said the most important items needed for the food pantry are canned soups, proteins, vegetables, and baby items such as diapers and wipes.
Pozzuto said he learned about the food pantry from TSTC students involved in the Episcopal Student Center’s Canterbury Club, which meets regularly in the Texas Room at TSTC”s Student Services Center. He then reached out to Kaska to learn more about the project’s needs.
The Episcopal Student Center is on South 10th Street in Waco and is operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Texas.
For more information on Texas State Technical College, go to tstc.edu.