A campuswide food drive will take place this week as part of Campus Sustainability Day and Food Day on Wednesday. Food Day is a nationwide celebration and movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food. There will be various events held throughout the day.

“One thing we are trying to encourage with this food drive are healthy alternatives,” said Adam Mehr, science and sustainability graduate student. “There are a number of things that are cost-effective things for a person donating that can also make a difference in the food pantry."

Campus Sustainability with UTA VolunteersAir North Texas and Bike Friendly Arlington will host the campus food drive Monday through Friday at the University Center and Central Library.

Faculty can donate nonperishable food items to local food banks.

Donors are encouraged to give items that offer nutritional value such as tomato sauces, brown rice, granola and whole-wheat pasta.

Food donations collected on the UTA main campus will go to Mission Arlington Food Pantry. The UTA/Fort Worth Center donations will benefit the Tarrant Area Food Bank, Mehr said.

“Hunger is a big issue across the U.S. and especially in Texas, so by donating, you can help alleviate some hunger concerns in North Texas,” Mehr said. “They are trying to meet increased demand with depleted supply."

If everyone pitches in by donating at least one item, students can really make a difference, Mehr said. 



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