UTSA Police Hosts a No-Contact Food Drive
UTSA Police Lt. Shawn Smith is leading a no-contact food drive through May 15. Business Affairs employees can safely donate nonperishable food items. UTSA Police food drive will benefit San Antonio and UTSA, with 90 percent of donations going to the San Antonio Food Bank and 10 percent to the Roadrunner Pantry.
As COVID-19 impacts our community, more people struggle with getting regular access to groceries. “Many families are without work and getting low on food,” said Lt. Smith. “This is a great opportunity for us to help those in need.”
UTSA Police aims to reach their goal of donating 600 pounds of food. The most requested items include pantry staples like peanut butter, cereal, beans and canned soup, as well household essentials like pet food, baby food and diapers.
Lt. Shawn Smith
In light of the Stay Home, Work Safe orders across San Antonio, UTSA Police reminds donors that safety and social distancing remain a top priority. Participants should consider donating unexpired and unopened canned and boxed items already in the pantry or purchasing items when making a normal grocery run instead of making a special trip.
To coordinate a no-contact pickup time from your residence, email Lt. Smith your home address and cell number. You will receive a date and time to leave the items in a bag outside your door for Lt. Smith to pick up. Essential UTSA Public Safety employees working on the Main Campus can place items outside Lt. Smith’s office.
Lt. Smith remarks that this effort is achieved through community involvement. “Chief Gerald Lewis and the UTSA Police Command Staff have been very supportive of this effort, and I would like to thank them for that. We are all in this together.”