With so many families in Alice and surrounding communities who struggle to put food in the tummies of their children Texas A&M AgriLife is stepping in to help combat the fight against hunger.

Roxanna Regino, food program coordinator for Texas A&M AgriLife, is asking the public to help them with volunteers and sites to distribute the healthy food.

“We served 1,000 children last year,” Regino stated. “We are hoping that a local resturant or any business with a working kitchen will allow us to use their facilities to serve dinner to children at no cost.”

Texas A&M AgriLife would provide the food and volunteers who would clean up at the end of the day.

Regino's goal is to provide children, ages zero to 18, with healthy snacks and dinner. The program is looking for a residence, restaurant, church etc. to be used through the the summer to reach their goal.

“We can also provide snacks for one-day events with notice to anywhere children will be,” Regino said. “There are no applications kids need to fill out just as long as they're present. No child will be turned away.”

For more information or to help contact Regino at 956-413-9989 or via email at roxannaregino@yahoo.com.