Food Pantry

The mission of the Steve Hicks School of Social Work Food Pantry is to provide supplemental food to UT Austin social work students (undergraduate majors, minors and graduate students) experiencing food insecurity.

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About the Steve Hicks School food pantry

In 2014, social work faculty members were hearing that students were coming to class hungry and were unable to afford groceries. In the tradition of social work advocates and change-makers throughout history, these faculty members started a food pantry in the student kitchen of the social work building using their personal funds to make a couple of trips to the grocery store. Since then, the food pantry has been operated by a partnership among social work students, faculty, staff and Steve Hicks School advisory council members.

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