The number of people experiencing food insecurity, which is nearly 720,000 people in Harris and Montgomery counties, may rise during the holiday season, according to national nonprofit Feeding America.

A food pantry program at Lone Star College locations is designed to help address hunger and food insecurity, according to a Nov. 30 news release from LSC.

The Lone Star College CARE for Completion program works with the various food pantries to serve students, employees and the community, according to the release.

What they're saying

“Hunger and food insecurity are growing problems many families face, especially during the holidays,” LSC Chancellor Mario K. Castillo said. “Lone Star College campuses offer services and resources to support students, helping them to accomplish their academic, personal and professional goals.”

“Lone Star College not only offers affordable and quality educational opportunities, but we also have resources to help students who are struggling with tough choices between paying their rent and electric bills or keeping consistent meals on the table,” said Ashlie Resendez, LSC associate vice chancellor of student engagement.

The details

The food pantries at LSC sites are open during each semester providing groceries, snacks and other community resources, according to the release.

The locations are:Visit for more information or a detailed list of available services.