On September 25, the Texas Epsilon Chapter of Phi Delta Theta at Texas Tech University was recognized as a “Hungry Hero” of the Lubbock, Texas community. This recognition is due to the hard work and commitment to the south plains food bank that provides food to those in need throughout Lubbock and surrounding areas.
Texas Epsilon has spent hours working on both the food bank farm and the food bank orchard where the local food is grown and treated. Some of the work has included weeding, picking fruits and vegetables, preparing tomato cages, pruning bushes, tilling the soil, watering plants, raking and cleaning apples and many other duties. If the hours spent on the farm had been paid, the cost of labor would have been more than $30,000.
The Texas Epsilon members have not only benefited the community by helping to provide food for those in need, but they have also grown in unity and fellowship through the time spent working together. Being recognized as a Hungry Hero means representing the Lubbock community as a group that made a difference for those in need.