TAMIU students go with the FLO to help feed children
Posted: 2/9/12

TAMIU Students Go With the
FLO to Help Feed Children

Texas A&M International University students have redefined the phrase “going with the flow.”

A group of over 40 TAMIU student members of TAMIU’s Freshman Leadership Organization (FLO) and Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), opted to give their organization’s names special relevance through a FLO service project that paired them with the Feed My Starving Children Program.

TAMIU freshmen students
TAMIU Students Volunteer to Help Feed Children

More than 200 children will benefit from food packets prepared by Texas A&M International University Freshman Leadership Organization (FLO) during the FLO Service Project: Feed My Starving Children. In four hours, FLO students put together enough packets to feed 217 children for one full year.

Students worked in two shifts to prepare nutritional food packets to be distributed by the Feed My Starving children program.  Working in assembly-line fashion over a four-hour period, the TAMIU FLO students created enough packets to feed 217 children. The food packets are delivered to needy areas in the United States and nearly 70 other countries worldwide.

Iliana Rodriguez, FLO member, introduced the project to FLO and SIFE and the entire group decided to participate. Rodriguez has previously worked with the Feed My Starving Children project.

Students participating in the project included: FLO - Yvonne Perez, Daniel Sanchez, Valeria Nino, Francisco Adame, Danielle Gracia, Elizabeth Green, Cesar Garcia, Jose Veliz, Leslye Cavazos, Leslie Martinez, Andrea Almendarez, Alexandra Gil, Eunice Moncivais, Karina Vidal, Celeste Cantu, Jessica Renteria, Diana Castellanos, Amanda S. Rodriguez, Celina Bernal, Barbara Escamilla, Amber Benavides, Christian Medina, Manuel De La Concha, Jasmin Little, Antonio Moreno, Ricardo Guarneros, Alex Cavazos, Dagoberto Melero, Anaissa Leal, Jennifer Ochoa, Deyanira Rojas, Iliana Rodriguez, Tomas Duarte, Raul Lozano, Luis Hernandez, Aileen Terrazas, and Jacklynne Garza. From SIFE: Roger Garcia, Alejandra Garza, Maryell Cadena, Gina Medrano, Marlinn Chong, Roxanne Saldana, and Jonathan Gutierrez.

TAMIU is home to 50-plus student associations, clubs and organizations.  A fundamental component for each is the provision of a community-based service project every year. Each organization is required to fulfill a minimum of 50 community service hours each year. Last year, TAMIU clubs generated over 10,000 community service hours, a record.

Student organizations participate in community service projects with the City of Laredo, Keep Laredo Beautiful, and Habitat for Humanity, among others.

TAMIU student clubs will be volunteering during numerous WBCA festivities and Laredo International Fair & Exposition this semester.  Also upcoming is The Big Event in March. TAMIU’s largest school-wide service day that involved over 400 students last year.

For more on TAMIU student clubs and organizations like FLO, contact the TAMIU Office of Student Affairs at 956.326.2282, visit offices in the Student Center, or email studentaffairs@tamiu.edu

More information is also available online at tamiu.edu/studentaffairs

For information on the Feed My Starving Children program, visit fmsc.org

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu