More than 100 freshmen recently dedicated a day to assembling meals at the East Texas Food Bank. The food bank serves not just Tyler, but provides meals and essential items to local food pantries around East Texas.
The students volunteered as part of our annual Freshman Day of Service. This was the largest number of participants in the history of the event. I have also heard that this was the largest single group of volunteers to ever assist the East Texas Food Bank.
During the day, our students helped prepare food for more than 8,200 meals. What an impact their dedication will have on this region!
The UT Tyler family has always strived to make a real difference in East Texas, and I am glad to see our newest students carrying on that tradition.