Food for Thought Opening Day

Galveston College serves more than 200 at opening of Food for Thought market

Galveston College volunteers served more than 200 students at the opening of the Food for Thought mobile farmers market food distribution program Wednesday, March 20, on the college’s main campus at 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston.

Food for Thought is a partnership between Galveston College, the Galveston County Food Bank and the Houston Food Bank through the Food for Change food scholarship initiative.

The Food for Thought market gives students access to fresh produce, meats and other groceries on the Galveston College campus, enabling them to save money for other necessities and to maintain their focus on school.

“The food scholarship assists with lowering grocery expenses throughout the semester and allows students to stay fueled and healthy while pursuing their educational goals,” said Cynthia Parra, student activities coordinator and Food for Thought market coordinator at Galveston College.

The mobile market will be open on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the main campus and the second and fourth Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the college’s Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center location at 7626 Broadway St.

Currently enrolled students can obtain client ID cards in the Galveston College Counseling and Advising Center on the first floor of Moody Hall on the main campus or the administration office at the Applied Technology Center and enroll online by visiting the Food for Change page on the Houston Food Bank website at https://www.tfaforms.com/4678096.

Students also can locate unrestricted Food for Change markets by using the Houston Food Bank Mobile App. Food for Change markets are labeled to help clients identify all markets available to all Food for Change recipients.

The next distributions at Galveston College are set for Thursday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Applied Technology Center and April 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the main campus.

For more information and to volunteer, contact Cynthia Parra in the Office of Student Activities at cparra@gc.edu or (409) 944-1234.

 

Above: Ron Crumedy (right), acting vice president for student services, weighs produce at the opening of the Food for Thought mobile farmers market March 20 at Galveston College. The college served more than 200 students the first day of the program. The next distributions are set for Thursday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center and Wednesday, April 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the main campus. See full article below and click here for more photo highlights from opening day.