Members of the National Honor Society, Math Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society at Pace Early College High School in Brownvsille recently gathered supplies for and donated Holiday Snack Packs, to be distributed by BISD Food Services to BISD elementary school children identified as being at risk of going hungry over the school holidays. The value of the students' donation is over $1,800.
The Snack Packs contain ready-to-eat snacks such as breakfast bars, tuna, peanut butter, crackers, shelf-stable milk, fruit and pudding cups and much more. The items to be included were identified by BISD Food and Nutrition Services for their nutritional qualities and calorie density. BISD students have the opportunity to eat two meals per day at school, but holidays often place a financial burden on families who now must provide these meals at home. The Snack Packs ensure that children can enjoy the holidays without fear of going hungry.
United Way of Southern Cameron County appreciates the Pace Early College High School honor societies and Pace ECHS Principal, Rose Longoria, for partnering with us on this important holiday project.