Students participating in Big Bend Community College's TRiO Upward Bound Program recently assembled 50 sack lunches for community members in need. Upward Bound is a program that offers help with anything college related for students who are from low-income backgrounds and often times first generation college students.

"They did this the other week in recognition of National TRiO Day, which is celebrated across the country by TRiO programs each February," said Tiffany Fondren. "Our students decided to do a service project this year."

Local non-profit, Serve Moses Lake, will distribute the sack lunches prepared by the students. All of the sack lunches were filled with a sandwich, chips, fruit, bottled water and a handwritten inspirational note penned by the college students.

The TRiO Upward Bound program is an intensive college readiness program.


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