Cy Hope food distribution flyer

LSC-CyFair Donation Helps Feed School Children

CYPRESS — With a desire to help meet community needs, Lone Star College-CyFair recently provided relief in the form of a food donation for school children and Cy-Fair area families in partnership with Cy-Hope.

Prior to COVID, LSC-CyFair helped feed college students through “Food for Thought” Food Pantry, one of the resources of the college’s faculty-driven initiatives, The Empowerment Center. Although the pantry is currently closed, LSC-CyFair employees loaded up a van with a pantry donation for Cy-Hope.

“We recently donated our pantry’s non-perishable items to Cy-Hope’s Backpack Buddy Program, which provides a backpack of food for economically disadvantaged children in the Cy-Fair school district to feed their family for a weekend,” said Kathryn Killinger, part-time center coordinator.

Last year 515 college students received assistance through The Empowerment Center. Now the center’s food pantry can help approximately 1,500 children in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District through Cy-Hope’s backpack program.

““We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Cy-Hope to help support our community during these challenging times,” said LSC-CyFair President Dr. Seelpa Keshvala.

In addition to the recent food donation, LSC-CyFair has been serving as a host site for Cy-Hope’s weekly food distribution effort with the Houston Food Bank since July 17.

The goal was to distribute 1,500 meals, approximately 40-60 pounds of food (a box of nonperishable food, a box of produce, meat and then usually juice or milk) per vehicle, to Cy-Fair community members.

For information or to volunteer for next distribution day Aug. 14, call 713.466.4673 or email cy-hope@cy-hope.org.

Registration is underway for fall online and hybrid classes. For information, go to LoneStar.edu/CyFairfall.

Helping more than 22,000 students reach their academic and career goals, Lone Star College-CyFair is the 5th comprehensive college in the Lone Star College System, located at 9191 Barker Cypress Road just three miles south of U.S. Highway 290. Start close and go far at LSC-CyFair as well as at LSC-Cypress Center, located at 19710 Clay Road and LSC-Westway Park Technology Center, located at 5060 Westway Park Boulevard. For more information about LSC-CyFair and its programs, call 281.290.3200 or visit LoneStar.edu/cyfair.

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, 10 centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.