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Nutrition and cooking class today at 3:30 p.m.

OLLU’s Food Pantry in conjunction with the San Antonio Food Bank will hold a Nutrition and Cooking Class today from 3:30-5 p.m. in Lake View Amenities Room. The session will address the importance of eating more fruits and vegetables. Food samples, nutritional handouts and healthy recipes will be provided.

For more information, contact Jessica Muniz at 210-431-5578.

OLLU Food Pantry back to regular hours starting today

The OLLU Food Pantry is now back to regular hours for Grab-N-Go and Walk-In service: 

  • Monday – Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The pantry is located in Worden Building, Room 29,

It is recommended that individuals schedule an intake appointment so that case manager/s can spend time assessing needs and a work study can with getting groceries. 

The OLLU community can visit the Food Pantry daily for Grab-N-Go items, however twice monthly is recommended for full groceries. At the initial visit, a reusable bag is provided. Individuals should bring the reusable bag when they return for additional groceries. 

There is no income requirement, but everyone is required to complete the San Antonio Food Bank form at their initial visit, which remains active for one year. The Food Pantry staff also offers assistance and referrals as necessary, and on-going case management, which is why scheduling an appointment with case manager/s to complete the full intake is recommended. 

If you have any questions regarding this information, and/or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact the Food Pantry  at 210-431-5558 or at ollufoodpantry@ollusa.edu.

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.

If you plan to attend the grand opening, RSVP at rsvp@ollusa.edu.