SPC Receives $3,000 Donation from HEB

December 4, 2019

Alexa Saavedra, Strategic Communications Coordinator

St. Philip’s College received a $3,000 donation from HEB to assist with the inventory of the MLK and SW campus food pantries. “The generous donation has allowed us to supplement our food pantry and provide students with needed resources, such as hygiene items, as well as more fun, seasonal food items,” says Student Advocacy Center Director Sasha Wilhelm. 

SPC celebrated the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the Grab ‘N Go Food Pantry on October 10th where the San Antonio Food Bank announced its partnership with the Alamo Colleges District. Community partners such as the San Antonio Food Bank and HEB are essential as SPC aims to target hunger and food insecurity on campus. The MLK Campus food pantry recently added a fridge to expand the food options available to students.

“Students can come to us when they need to restock their fridge at home or just need a little snack boost to help them get through the day. More than anything, the food pantry is just one more way we try to let the students know they are not alone and we are here to help,” says Wilhelm. 

The Grab ‘N Go Food Pantry is a service available to students in the Safe SPACE Student Success & Advocacy Center. Career development, counseling, disability and financial literacy are among many of the services available to students. Safe SPACE serves to empower our college community through academic, economic and social engagement initiatives to promote self-efficacy and awareness.

To learn more about the Safe SPACE Student Success & Advocacy Center, click here