JP’s Market stays open for UHV, VC students

University of Houston-Victoria student Tiarah Figueroa picks out canned food Wednesday at JP’s Market, located in the Jaguar Suites residence hall. JP’s Market is a food pantry for students enrolled at UHV and Victoria College. Items available include food and hygiene products, as well as clothing items. Although the food pantry typically is open on Fridays, JP’s Market opened its doors to students Wednesday to ensure they had food during spring break. Entry to JP’s Market was limited to three students at a time because of COVID-19 concerns. Starting March 27, JP’s Market will be open to students from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday. It may be open more often, depending on need.

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.

Amber Aldaco