Food Security Initiative

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The Seattle University Food Security Initiatives operate within the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and actively support the mission of OMA.

The Food Security Initiatives provides support to those experiencing hunger and alleviate some stress as students search for more sustainable solutions to their financial circumstances.

On-Campus Food Security Initiatives

  • Food Pantry — The Pantry provides free, supplementary food to all students, staff, and faculty with a current Seattle U ID. 
  • Emergency Redhawk Dining Cards — The Emergency Redhawk Dining Card program provides short-term aid for students experiencing an unexpected financial emergency and lack access to food. Students can submit an application on ConnectSU to determine eligibility for the program. The application is available on ConnectSU.
  • Educational Programming Food Justice Week is held every fall quarter. OMA also provides programming around SNAP benefits and onsite application support.

Contact Us

Gabby Rios (They/She)

Assistant Director


Off-Campus Food Security Initiatives

The Emerald City Resource Guide produced by REAL CHANGE is a resource that may be helpful, for directions to some of the locations mentioned in the Emerald City Resource Guide, please visit this link.

Washington state residents may qualify for state assistance through Basic Food (also known as SNAP). Click here for more information. You can also visit the Department of Social and Health Services website.