Opening of Food Pantry, Worden School 80th anniversary set for Thursday

OLLU will celebrate the Opening of the Food Pantry and the 80th anniversary of the Worden School of Social Service on Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Worden School.

State Senator José Menéndez will present a proclamation during an event that will recognize the impact of the Worden School, which opened in 1942 as the first of its kind in the Southwest. At 1:30 p.m., tours and refreshments will be provided. 

Spearheaded by the Worden School of Social Service, and in partnership with the San Antonio Food Bank, the Food Pantry is designed to address food insecurity at OLLU. 

Supported by local food donations and the OLLU community garden, the Food Pantry will increase access to a stable, healthy, no-cost food supply, including fresh produce for all graduate and undergraduate students. The increased access to food will help students place greater focus on their studies and help them achieve academic success.

Did you know?

  • 45 percent of OLLU students struggled with access to food before the pandemic.
  • 34 percent of undergraduates and 26 percent of graduate students identified themselves as having very low food security.  
    * information derived from a recent OLLU study

The Food Pantry’s greatest need is monetary donations to purchase the necessary food and equipment to support this effort.

With support from the community, this initiative has the potential to impact the lives of hundreds of current and future OLLU students. Learn more about the OLLU Food Pantry.

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