A Giving Spirit as Big as Texas: College Collects 20,000 Cans for Food Bank

Published on: November 27, 2013

A group of Lone Star College-Montgomery students and faculty pose with the sculpture they created from donated canned food items. The college collected more than 20,000 cans and donated them to the Montgomery County Food Bank.

Students, staff, and faculty at Lone Star College-Montgomery collected and donated 20,606 cans to the Montgomery County Food Bank as part of the Maverick Give-a-Can project.
 
Students used a portion of the canned goods to build a giant map of Texas with the college’s location highlighted with a star.
 
The project is a testimony to the power of the LSC-Montgomery Maverick spirit, as the final donation amounted to more than double the original goal of 10,000 cans. Psychology professor Karen Buckman and philosophy professor Tim Cowan led the efforts; however, the entire campus (student organizations, classes, groups, and individuals) contributed. Plus, Tutti Fruitti in Conroe made a generous donation of cans.
 
According to Andrea Raiford, senior director of development at the Montgomery County Food Bank, the donation amounted to 16,907 pounds of food and will provide 20,288 meals for during the upcoming holiday season.
 
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
 
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu