Tuesday, April 12, 2016

#TSUServiceDay Overview: Why We Need the Tarleton Food Pantry and Its History

The Texas Social Media Research Institute served the Tarleton Food Pantry of Tarleton State University's Day of Service on April 7th, 2016. The social media coaches and board members teamed up to raise awareness of the university food pantry through a series of Periscopes done throughout the Day of Service.

The Tarleton Food Pantry was started to combat food insecurity for students. Professors were seeing the food scarcity affecting students and were giving those students food out of their own generosity. Instructors that were donating food to students decided to create an initiative to service more students in a more sustainable way by developing the idea of an on-campus food pantry. A food pantry was already stationed in Stephenville, but students now have a greater chance of utilizing the food pantry now that there is an option more easily accessed by them.

By Torri Carroll
SSMI and TSMRI social media coach

The Texas Social Media Research Institute (TSMRI) is a group of faculty, staff, and students at Tarleton State University with a mission of conducting social media research; sharing social media best practices; and providing social media education for students, non-profit organizations, state agencies, school districts, and higher education institutions.

Contact us:
Texas Social Media Research Institute
Follow Us on Twitter - @TSMRI
Call Us - 254-307-8211
Join Us for Our #TXSocialMedia Weekly Twitter Chats on Thursday Nights at 8pm CDT

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