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