Food Security

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

The Food Security Initiative provides support to those experiencing hunger and alleviate some stress as students search for more sustainable solutions to their financial circumstances. What we know is that college students at institutions across the United States are facing increasing financial pressure and difficulty in meeting their basic needs, and we have many students who are facing these challenges every day in our community.  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. 

We want to thank the Gender Justice Center for laying the groundwork to make the Food Security Initiatve possible. It is due to their advocacy and 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, Emergency Redhawk 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.
  • Emergency Redhawk Dining Cards — The Emergency Redhawk Dining Card program provides short-term aid for students experiencing unexpected financial emergency and lack access to food. Students can submit an application on ConnectSU to determine eligibility for the program. Application is available on ConnectSU.
  • 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.