Roma ISD Employee Generosity Leads to Reopening of Food Pantry
Roma ISD is pleased to announce to our employees that because of their generosity in the annual United Way of South Texas Giving Campaign, United Way has refunded the district’s food pantry! Employee donations increased 300% for the 2018-2019 school year. The pantry is named in honored of Velma Arevalo, a long-time Roma ISD employee who passed away in January 2018. Arevalo, who last served as secretary to the Roma ISD Superintendent, was instrumental in starting and running the district’s pantry for several years.
The Velma Arevalo & United Way Food Pantry @ Roma ISD opens in April 2019. It will serve 120 families with dry good staples.
“The goal of the pantry is to help families in our Gladiator Nation with a hand up. We want to thank our employees for their kindness and generosity, which is the main reason this pantry is resuming operations,” said Roma ISD Superintendent Carlos Guzman. “You made this happen through your sacrifice and determination to make life better for your fellow citizens. I am so proud and honored to work alongside such a wonderful group of individuals.”
By: Roma ISD Office of Public Relations
608 North Garcia Street P.O. Box 187, Roma, TX 78584
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