Volunteers help CISC, more needed for summer feeding programs

Volunteers help CISC, more needed for summer feeding programs

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Volunteers from Stephen F. Austin State University's Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity spent their morning putting food in sacks that will be given out to over 400 at-risk students in Angelina County.

It is part of the Backpack Buddies program at the Christian Information Service Center. Every week, the bags are filled and sent to the various school districts in the county and dispersed to students by the counselors.

While they have volunteers, CISC Director Yulonda Richard said the non-profit is in need of more.

"We have one staff person that can do this, so we need volunteers," Richard said. "We also have our big summer feed program coming, up so we really need more. We are giving out three meals a day for every day of the week to these kids to help them. We are going to need a lot more help.

The young men that helped today said it shows that there is always something you can do to give back.

"I don't really think that people understand how many kids in general are suffering," Xavier Richard said. "Not only in Lufkin but all the area that are going a whole weekend without eating. That's crazy."

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