Hunger-Free Texas Project
By Dr. Mary Campbell
In Spring 2017, 2018, and 2019, students in Industrial Distribution and Sociology got together in student teams to focus on real problems and work directly with food pantries in Texas, while at the same time developing skills in critical thinking, process planning and improvement, impact assessment, and team management. This multidisciplinary service-learning project is the culmination of an intercollegiate effort to facilitate meaningful, sustainable collaborations between Texas A&M students and organizations, representing our core values of leadership and selfless service in the community. The Central Texas Food Bank committed $30,000 to fund the very best student projects and turn them into real improvements for area food pantries. Students completed an amazing range of projects, helping area pantries develop socially impactful, efficient solutions to their problems so that they could provide more healthy food to area residents than ever before. The video below showcases our multidisciplinary service-learning project.