Lone Star College-Kingwood and Humble Area Assistance Ministries (HAAM) will continue their efforts to provide food to individuals and families in the Lake Houston area.
The entities invite the community to their fall Community Food Fairs Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, and Dec. 5 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the college’s Parking Lot G. The goal is to help alleviate hunger by providing free food once a month during the fall and spring semesters. Attendees are helped on a first-come, first-served basis.
“LSC-Kingwood recognizes that students, employees and community members have food needs that are not met. This event helps with those concerns,” said Brenda Stubbs, LSC-Kingwood professor and Community Food Fair founder.
The Community Food Fair also provides an opportunity for students to engage in a service learning project. This event allows them to develop and utilize their leadership and organizational skills while learning how to give back to the community.
"LSC-Kingwood seeks to provide applied educational experiences, including community outreach involvement, that facilitates critical thinking and decision making," said Jamie Turner, Ph.D., assistant professor of engineering and Community Food Fair coordinator.
According to Turner’s research, the Natural Resources Defense Council reports that 40 percent of the food in America is wasted while one in eight Americans lives with food insecurity. The council also states that the health impacts of malnutrition compound other socio-economic problems in at-risk populations
The Community Food Fair began in September 2015. Since then, approximately 1,000 volunteers have helped more than 4,000 households and at least 20,000 individuals in the Lake Houston and surrounding communities. Items usually given include fresh fruits and vegetables – such as onions, potatoes, squash, carrots and cabbage – as well as various types of bread and other items.
HAAM orders the food and the Montgomery Food Bank delivers it to the campus. LSC-Kingwood faculty, campus groups, and other individuals pay for each event. The cost is $380 per month for a semi-truck full of fresh produce and bread. On average, 250 families are served each month, with a cost of only $1.50 per family.
Those interested in volunteering can sign up at lonestar.edu/community-food-fair. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. LSC-Kingwood is located at 20000 Kingwood Drive. Parking Lot G is located on Kingwood Place Drive.

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