May 10, 2019 | NVC PR | Leave a comment Northwest Vista College nutrition students (BIOL 1322-007) recently hosted a food drive on campus as a service project with the Guadalupe Community Center and the students. Assistant Professor of Biology Jo Ann Gonzalez said due to the generous donations from students, faculty, and staff, “we were able to collect 560 pounds of food! Your donations will help feed families and individuals suffering from food insecurity.” Last year, the class collected 550 pounds of food which was the second most food collected among local universities. According to local statistics, Texas is ranked 2nd in the nation for food insecurity (Source: San Antonio Food Bank) The cost of a meal is $2.46 however SNAP benefits cover $1.27 (48.4% not covered). (Source: https://www.feedingtexas.org/zip/78207/) Many food insecure households are considered the “working poor” in which at least one adult works, but after monthly expenses are paid there is little money left to feed everyone in the family adequately. According to the San Antonio Food Bank, 46% of their clients work.