Texas State IFC donates 7,850 pounds of food, $2,500 to Hays County Food Bank

Photos submitted by Bob Dudolski

For the past several years the IFC community has participated in the annual Hays County Food Bank food drive raising donations for those in need. Before their 2021 food drive began, the Interfraternity Council Executive Board was intentional to encourage Greek unity as well as advocate and vocalize support for each chapter with the hopes of creating a greater sense of community within the IFC. With the intention of breaking a previous record of 5,000 pounds collected, John Beaman, vice president of service for IFC at Texas State University set a high goal of 6,000 pounds – a difficult goal to reach, but not impossible.

They recently concluded their 2021 Canned Food Drive and are pleased to announce that they exceeded their goal of 6,000 pounds; IFC fraternity men at Texas State were able to collect and donate a total of 7,850 pounds of food to the Hays County Food Bank and $2,500 for the Turkeys Tackling Hunger Campaign which provides holiday meals to low-income families and those who have a temporary need for food assistance. The week before Thanksgiving, these holiday meal boxes will be provided to those who might otherwise go without a home-cooked holiday dinner.

“I believe you must be the change you want to see and have others buy into it. I’m pleased to say this accomplishment has shifted the culture of our IFC community and has tremendously impacted what is expected in the future,” said Beaman.

Bob Dudloski, Texas State Assistant Dean of Students shared, “The Dean of Students – Fraternity & Sorority Life Office is extremely proud of the fraternity leaders at Texas State for their incredible work and effort to make this year’s Canned Food Drive such an incredible success. We thank the entire fraternity and sorority community for their support to help these outstanding fraternity leaders exceed their goal to serve the Hays County community.”