The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp attends the Class of 1972 50-year reunion in Kyle Field on April 20, 2022.
A&M System’s Title IX director suspended after supporting Biden's Title IX changes
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • May 23, 2024
Mexico fans react after Mexico F Julián Quiñones 73rd-minute goal during the MexTour match between Mexico and Brazil at Kyle Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (Kyle Heise/The Battalion)
‘The stuff of dreams’
Ian Curtis, Sports Reporter • June 11, 2024

As soon as the Mexico-Brazil soccer match at Kyle Field was announced, Jacob Svetz and Caitlin Falke saw an opportunity.  The match was scheduled...

The Fighting Texas Aggie Band performs at halftime during Texas A&Ms football game against ULM at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023.
Gridiron glory to multi-event marvel
Shalina Sabih, Sports Writer • June 7, 2024

Special teams: Special events  “My favorite thing about an event is seeing the people come into the stadium and seeing their excitement...

Kennedy White, 19, sits for a portrait in the sweats she wore the night of her alleged assault inside the Y.M.C.A building that holds Texas A&M’s Title IX offices in College Station, Texas on Feb. 16, 2024 (Ishika Samant/The Battalion).
'I was terrified'
April 25, 2024
Chris Hemsworth as Dementus in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.
Review: ‘Furiosa’ is a must-see
Justin Chen June 4, 2024

My jaw dropped open in 2016. Rarely in life does that happen, but the viewing experience of “Mad Max: Fury Road" was something to behold....

Texas A&M pitcher Chris Cortez (10) reacts during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)
One step away
June 8, 2024

The 12th Can received hundreds of pounds of food from Transportation Services Monday

Photo by Megan Rodriguez

Transportation Services Department committee delivered hundreds of pounds of food to The 12th Can food pantry Monday afternoon.

The Transportation Services Department’s Community Involvement Committee delivered 481 pounds of nonperishable food to The 12th Can food pantry Monday afternoon.
The contribution is a part of the committee’s mission to to assist local charitable organizations. The committee consists of half a dozen members from across multiple units of the department and includes Anne LeGare, senior administrative coordinator of Transportation Services.
“It’s a good opportunity to show what Transportation Services is doing in the community,” LeGare said. “The committee came up with a list of about 15 organizations that we all voted on and decided. Some of them are our own that we do on the outside or things that we all thought as a group the department should do together, and the department has been super generous.”
Kelley Ervin, manager for human resources and payroll in Transportation Services, started the project two years ago and leads them in the coordination of new community outreach events every quarter.
“I thought it would be a good idea for the department to give back to the community so I formed this committee,” Ervin said.
This quarter’s donations began in February and went to multiple charitable causes, according to Ervin.
“We had planned to donate to the 12th Can this quarter but we’re also a part of an organization called Texas Parking and Transportation Association,” Ervin said. “They had a conference in Houston and they were raising food for the food bank down there for Hurricane Harvey. We donated to them, then members of our department took that to the conference to donate the food for us and the rest was donated to the 12th Can. It was kind of a combination.”
While this round of community service just wrapped up, plans for future events are in the near future.
“We will come up with another idea in June and see what our next organization will be and get that going,” Ervin said.
Miranda Barrios, facilities director at The 12th Can and international studies junior, welcomed the Community Involvement Committee when they unloaded the food Monday afternoon.
“The 12th Can is super grateful for everything that Transportation Services has done for us,” Barrios said. “They conduct many drives throughout the year. I can personally attest to the fact that the clients genuinely appreciate everything they donate. A lot of times drives will drop off the food and not care about the follow up but Transportation Services genuinely cares. … they really care about the impact they are making on the community.”

Leave a Comment
Donate to The Battalion

Your donation will support the student journalists of Texas A&M University - College Station. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to The Battalion

Comments (0)

All The Battalion Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *