With Christmas knocking on the door, the men of Texas Theta at West Texas A&M University took it upon themselves to start a canned food drive for the two weeks leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday. With leadership by their active and Phikeia Community Service Chairmen, a two-hour window each day was scheduled for the members at local grocery stores. Through the wind and cold, the members remained at their posts from 4-6 p.m. daily until the two weeks were completed. They then donated their cans to the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum’s Christmas Open House canned food drive. The Museum said that the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity’s donation weighed in at approximately 2,000 pounds which alone tripled the donation the museum made to the food bank in the previous year.
“I’d have to say that this not only shows our chapter’s dedication to serving the community, but also shows what a great supporting community we are surrounded by. The people we serve are great, so it makes it so much easier to get out there and help,” Ky Schoenenberger, Texas Theta Community Service Chairman, commented.
The men of Texas Theta plan to continue their service to the community as they plan more events for the spring, highlighted by their annual Chili-Fest competition that benefits The ALS Association.