SAN MARCOS – Texas State University faculty, staff and students displaced by the Memorial Day weekend flooding and temporarily living in Bobcat Village Apartments received a free dinner June 4 thanks to the efforts of Texas State volunteers.
Organized by Carol Huntsberger, a member of the Texas State Development Foundation, organized the event, which began at noon and benefitted almost 200 Texas State community members, including 54 students and 37 faculty and staff with their families. Huntsberger organized food donations for approximately 150 people, and Chartwells, the food service contractor at Texas State, provided pizzas for an additional 100 people.
“The event went extremely well and people were so appreciative. It was very moving!” said Margarita Arellano, associate vice president of student affairs and dean of students. “We continued to distribute food orders for the ones who were not there after 5 p.m. People who were working could place orders to go and we then distributed them.”
Ted Ingwersen, assistant director of Housing and Residential Life, coordinated the event and ensured members of the university community affected knew about the food distribution in advance.
Anyone interested in assisting members of the Texas State community impacted by the flooding may donate at https://donate.txstate.edu/flood.
By Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
June 8, 2015