Food Security

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

Food Security Initiatives provides empowering resources to any Seattle University affiliate with a SU ID, especially those who are experiencing perpetual hunger. We work from a collective understanding that many experience hunger and that educational institutions often do not provide ample enough or healthy enough resources. Our work is to radically humanize the student experience and make equitable these resources, allowing students to sustain themselves and to thrive at Seattle University. 

These initiatives have only been made possible through the activism and advocacy of the Gender Justice Center here at Seattle University. The Gender Justice Center championed food security and food justice work on campus. It is due to their determination that the food pantry and programming has been highlighted as a priority for the Seattle University community. 

Food Security Initiatives

There are three essential components to the Food Security Initiative. The Food Pantry, Food Security Dining Cards, and Educational Programming offered throughout the year.

  • Food Pantry — The Pantry provides free, supplementary food to all students, staff, and faculty with a current SU ID. The SU Food Pantry is open three times a week and those with a current SU ID can access the pantry once a week.
  • Dining Cards — The Food Security Dining Card program provides short-term aid for students experiencing financial hardship and lack access to food. Students can submit an application on ConnectSU to determine eligibility for the Food Security Dining Card program. An application does not guarantee a receiving of a dining card. Priority is given to those who do not have an SU meal plan and experience high financial need.
  • Educational Programming — In order to develop a deeper understanding of food justice issues, we will be offering a variety of active and passive programming in collaboration with campus and community partners.