Semira K. Solomon, GSBS student (MPH Program)
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences / Preventive Medicine & Population Health
A growing number of university’s in Texas are committed to fighting food insecurity because many students struggle academically, mentally, and emotionally due to their inability to afford sustainable meals. UTMB students experience the same issue as many do not have the ability to manage a job and attend school full time. To meet the needs of food insecurities for our students, this project will create a centrally located pantry at the Jamail Student Center on the Galveston campus. President’s Cabinet funds will be used to purchase refrigerators, a freezer, shelving, storage bins, a platform cart and cleaning supplies. Food will be supplied and delivered weekly through a partnership with the Galveston County Food Bank.