UHV students donate $3,320 to fight hunger

University of Houston-Victoria students and staff members present a $3,320 check Tuesday to Robin Cadle, front row third from left, Food Bank of the Golden Crescent president and CEO. The check was given to the Food Bank after UHV students decided to donate meals from their meal plans to Food Fight, a university Student Life initiative that took place during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. The meals were then converted into dollars by the university. A total of 183 students donated 830 meals as part of the Food Fight.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Jeremy Shapiro