Galveston College has announced fall 2021 distribution dates for its free drive-through Food for Thought scholarship program for students.

The next distribution will be Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the college’s Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center, 7626 Broadway St. Future market dates are as follows:

– Oct. 27 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
– Nov. 10 – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
– Nov. 23 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
– Dec. 8 – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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

Food for Thought gives all Galveston College 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 program will be operating on the regular scholarship program schedule this semester and will not be available to the general public. For a calendar listing of mobile food pantries in Galveston County open to the public, click here.

Here are the steps to receive food:

– Bring a Food for Thought client ID card and current student ID for the fall 2021 semester.
– Present ID through the window of automobile to receive food. (Windows must remain closed for the safety of the students and volunteers.)
– Open trunk of automobile so that volunteers may place box/bag of food inside.
– Drive off safely after receiving food.

Currently enrolled students can obtain Food for Thought client ID cards in the Galveston College Counseling and Advising Center on the first floor of Moody Hall on the main campus or at the office at the Applied Technology Center.

In addition to the distributions at Galveston College, students also can locate unrestricted Food for Change markets here or 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.

Volunteers Needed
Ten to 12 volunteers are needed to assist in packing/bagging food for distribution at the Applied Technology Center. Trucks are scheduled to arrive at approximately 8 a.m. on the days with 10 a.m. distributions and 3 p.m. on the dates with 5 p.m. distributions. Please do not volunteer if exhibiting any of the following symptoms:

– cough
– fever
– tiredness
– difficulty breathing

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations regarding social distancing, masks/face coverings, gloves, hand washing and sanitation will be followed.

For more information and to volunteer to assist with the program, contact Randy Graves at rgraves@gc.eduor (409) 944-1234.