Susan "Sue" Owen '94 December 15, 2020 3:42 PM updated: December 17, 2020 12:45 AM
Houston Aggies helped paint NBC’s “TODAY Show” maroon this morning as food bank efforts nationwide were featured.
Half the volunteers were Aggies at a special Houston Food Bank holiday-meal distribution 7-9 a.m. Tuesday at NRG Stadium.
Houston A&M Club volunteers staffed four of the eight tents distributing turkey, potatoes, milk and more to 2,000 vehicles.
“We were easily serving four to five cars a minute at each tent,” said William Wade ’73.
The Club’s volunteers have partnered with the food bank for 25 years. Aggies typically help out on the first Tuesday of each month and one Saturday per quarter – but as COVID-19 has put pressure on more Houstonians, since early July the Aggies have also assisted every Saturday at special distributions in the NRG parking lot, helping to feed thousands.
See KPRC-TV’s news story here: "TODAY Show teams up with Houston Food Bank"
The next NRG distribution is this Saturday – learn about this and upcoming chances to get involved with the Club’s food bank work at houstonags.aggienetwork.com/foodbank.
No other college alumni group has provided more volunteer hours to the Houston Food Bank than the Houston Aggie Volunteers.
Wade, a former Club president, established the Houston Aggie Volunteers in 1995 to expand the community service aspect of the Club’s many activities. They have done work for many charitable groups in the Houston area.
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