In East Texas alone more than 428,000 people are at risk of hunger. For children, adults, and our senior population the need for food in our community is growing. When the weather is cold outside it’s even more important that those in need receive a food item that is warm, easy to prepare, and nutritious. During the month of February, People Attempting To Help (PATH) is holding their annual Souper Bowl Canned Soup Drive. Canned soup donations may be taken to the PATH office, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PATH also encourages civic groups, schools, churches, and businesses to become involved in this worthwhile event and hold contests to see who can collect the most soup. Those who collect the most soup become the MVPs of the Souper Bowl Canned Soup Drive.
Dalila Reynoso is a PATH volunteer who assists with many of the organization’s community projects. Currently, Ms. Reynoso is coordinating the Souper Bowl Canned Soup Drive at Texas College in Tyler and urging all faculty, staff, and students to donate. Through PATH, Ms. Reynoso was an intricate volunteer for their Fan Club project which coordinates the donations and distribution of box fans for the frail and elderly during the summer months. For PATH’s Coats for Kids Drive she played a huge role in encouraging coat donations and finding volunteers to help with the coat distribution process.
“The intent of volunteerism is to both generate and harness the community’s desire to assist in the overall improvement of the quality of life for everyone,” Ms. Reynoso said. “Volunteering is an invaluable experience and engaging in service creates a valuable dimension to all communities.”
Outside of her service to PATH, Ms. Reynoso is active with Sigma Beta Delta, the international honor society for business, management, and administration. She also serves as the president of the Texas College Spanish Club.
A Tyler native, Ms. Reynoso is a graduate of John Tyler High School. She is currently working on her undergraduate degree at Texas College. She is the mother of a twelve-year-old daughter, Lexi Marie Varona. Ms. Reynoso is employed as a tutor by AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination). She attends Primera Asamblea De Dios.
“Tyler is the city where I was born and raised, and volunteering is the perfect way for me to connect and give back to my community,” Mrs. Reynoso said. “It’s my simple act of offering my skills and enthusiasm that will positively impact the lives of others as well as my own.”
For more information about PATH or their annual Souper Bowl Canned Soup Drive, please visit www.pathhelps.org or call 903-597-PATH. Canned soup donations may also be dropped off at both Texas Bank and Trust locations in Tyler.