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Food drive held in honor of Baylor grad who passed due to COVID-19

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Posted at 5:24 PM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 18:24:47-05

WACO, TX — Grassroots Community Development and the G.W. Carver students have partnered together for a food drive in honor of Alicia Martinez, who passed in January due to COVID-19 complications.

Martinez was an intern with Grassroots and worked with students on their Teen Leadership Program.

The Teen Leadership Program at Grassroots Community Development is designed to help kids in the Waco-area develop leadership skills all while helping their fellow community members.

Grassroots and the students wanted to continue Martinez's legacy by creating a food drive in her name. All food will later be donated to Caritas Waco.

"It's just another way that we can show and really appreciate the work that she had done even in the short length of time that she worked here at Grassroots," said community organizer Jocleyn Williams.

Canned food can be dropped off the the Grassroots Community Development building on 1624 Colcord Ave. Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Their goal is to collect 200 cans of food.