Michael Banegas, UTRGV’s associate dean for Student Support, shares the stories of students who are struggling to buy food. Last Thursday, the university held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the Student Food Pantry in Cortez Hall 239 on the Brownsville campus. Also shown are Food Pantry Coordinator Jennifer Cerda (left) and Pantry Attendant Ivan Prado. Students, faculty, staff and the community are encouraged to donate nonperishable items or cash donations to the pantry. Hours of operation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and from 1-4 p.m. Friday.
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