|Mayo, left, and Chambers distribute potatoes, while collecting food and clothing|
Baton Rouge, La - The Southern University Ag Center worked diligently to support student members of the Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS), in their effort to make a difference in the community this Thanksgiving season. The Southern University MANRRS chapter held a sweet potato sale, food and clothing drive at the SU Ag Center on November 21. The student organization was very active before and during the food and clothing drive. Following the event, the students will give the food and clothing collected to WBRZ's Feed A Family for distribution.
“The support from the community was huge. I’m excited that we can help somebody during this Thanksgiving season,” said Robert Chambers, doctoral student in urban forestry, and Region I Graduate Student Vice-President for MANRRS.
“Since this is our first time ever to hold a food and clothing drive, it is amazing how much food and clothing items have been contributed. In the past we only did the sweet potato sale, and now we’re expanding to feed and clothe the needy in our community,” said Tanyatta Mayo, senior in dietetics program.
To ask questions, place an order, or drop off items, please contact Zanetta Augustine at 225-771-2591.
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