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Blinn-Sealy students volunteer at local food pantry

Student Government Association volunteers to help an average of 100 families each week

March 10, 2017

Students from the Blinn College–Sealy Student Government Association (SGA) are giving back by volunteering their time to the Sealy Christian Pantry every Wednesday throughout the school year.

The pantry is open for three hours each week, and students help to distribute food to those in need.

The Blinn-Sealy SGA’s 20 members sign up for shifts at the food pantry and receive the opportunity to help families that are struggling to keep food on the table.

“It definitely is a learning experience for everyone who comes to help out,” said Pearce Howren (Bellville), SGA President. “I am in contact with the food pantry and try to help out when called upon.”

The Sealy Christian Pantry opened in 1987 and receives donations of food and money from the community and local businesses. The Pantry serves the entire Austin County area and helps an average of 100 families a week.

The Blinn-Sealy SGA also helps with two Gulf Coast Regional Blood Drives each year and volunteers at the annual Boots & Blue Jeans fundraiser, which supports scholarships for Blinn-Sealy students.

Blinn-Sealy offers a variety of academic transfer, workforce training and continuing education classes to fit the need of any student. For information on course offerings and student registration, visit www.blinn.edu/sealy or call 979-627-7997.