On Monday, November 19, 2018 a host of student organizations banded together to help give back to the Tyler community for Thanksgiving. The College hosted a food drive in hopes to feed families in need for the holiday. Organized by the Office of Student Affairs, the College was able to feed a full traditional Thanksgiving meal to 100 different families in need. Inclusive of those families were senior citizens unable to leave home to retrieve the meal; thus, the students delivered the meals themselves. Community Service being one of the six core values of Texas College, the students felt it necessary to give back to the community and to those in need. Senior Education Major Dennis Cooper, said “It’s truly a blessing to be able to give back to the community, specifically those in need. Thanksgiving allows one to reflect on all of the things to be thankful for, and that includes food. Not everyone has the luxury of knowing where their next meal is coming from, much less a traditional Thanksgiving meal. That being said, I’m just happy that we were able to help out during this holiday season.”
The meals were delivered or made available for pickup in the McKinney Hall Connector, prior to the school’s closure for the Thanksgiving break.