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Student food pantry opens for business

University of Houston-Victoria students Melissa Torres, left, a San Antonio junior; Eliana Truss, a Chicago junior; and Brianna Torres, a San Antonio freshman; display some of the food items available in JP’s Market during Thursday’s open house event. The market is a food pantry for students from UHV and Victoria College. Students in need can get free items, including food and toiletries, from the pantry. The market also includes a career closet with free clothing and other clothing items that can be loaned out for job interviews. JP’s Market officially opened to students on Friday and served 81 students that day. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday inside UHV’s Jaguar Suites residence hall.