UHD’s Food Market Provides Free Groceries Weekly, Letting Students Focus on Studies Instead of Financial Worries
Brittany Britto, Houston Chronicle
Perusing the shelves stacked with boxes of Cheddar Nuts, chocolate protein powder, and sacks of beans, Shey-Marie Posey tried to keep in mind what she, her mother, and her five siblings would need for the week.
The first time she visited the University of Houston-Downtown’s food market, she was overwhelmed at how much she could take home for free.
Like Posey, hundreds of UHD students visit the campus food market to shop weekly for fresh produce and other items thanks to the institution's food scholarship program. The effort enables students to cut down on grocery costs, help their families, and focus more on their education during a time when many college students are going hungry. Some say the program could be a model for colleges around the country.