The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) has announced it has expanded its existing partnership program with the Houston Food Bank to provide food scholarships for fresh and healthy meals to all UHD students.
Students can apply for the food scholarship by visiting the Food for Change Market in UHD’s One Main Building and filling out the required registration form, Tremaine Kwasikpui, director of UHD Student Activities said.
With this expansion, students now have the opportunity to receive a maximum of 60 pounds of food from the Food for Change Market each week. Items that will be available to UHD students include frozen meats, fresh fruits and vegetables, non-perishable foods, toiletries, baby supplies and cleaning products, according to a UHD release.
All UHD students are eligible for the program, regardless of their grade point average or the number of hours taken during a semester. Over 600 students are currently enrolled in the program.
“Student scholarship recipients not only can feed their own student success at the Food for Change Market, they also can feed their families,” Kwasikpui said. “It’s very gratifying to know that these food scholarships support our students and the community.”