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Espi Candelaria, a Miner Connections committee member, left, and Pat Caro, director of UTEP’s Academic Advising Center, show some of the nonperishable food collected during February’s Pick Away at Hunger food drive. The donations almost filled the shelves of the UTEP Food Pantry | Photo by Daniel Perez / UTEP Communications

Miners Collect Nonperishable Items, Fill Shelves of UTEP Food Pantry

Members of the Miner Nation donated enough nonperishable food items to almost fill the UTEP Food Pantry’s shelves in Room 112 of Union Building West, home to the Student Engagement & Leadership Center.

The Academic Advising Center staff organized the “Pick Away at Hunger” campus food drive. “It’s amazing all the food that was collected for the students,” said Espi Candelaria, a Miner Connections committee member.

The pantry, which is operated by Miner Connections, opened officially in fall 2015 and is ready to serve to students and staff.

The recent food drive lasted through most of the month of February and ended at the Project MOVE rally on Feb. 27, 2016, at Kidd Field.

Even with the donations, the pantry still welcomes all nonperishable food donations; for more information call 915-747-5291.

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