UHV students donate to food bank

Sara Weinstein, left, a University of Houston-Victoria Student Life & Services coordinator, presents a check Monday for $1,824 to Robin Cadle, CEO of the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent and a UHV alumna. UHV students took part in the annual Food Fight fundraiser by donating the value of meals from their meal plans at Jaguar Hall Dining. The meals were converted into dollars by the university. Many of the students, including one who donated 30 meals, cited a wish to support the food bank and JP’s Market, the student food pantry inside Jaguar Suites residence hall, as their reason for donating.

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.