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Fall Health Fair Joins Houston Food Bank for Free Groceries


By Sheryl E. Taylor

The biannual UHD Health Fair is pivoting for the fall semester to help its UHD Community. The UHD Wellness Committee and the Houston Food Bank are partnering to provide free groceries to students, faculty and staff, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Due to social distancing practices, the UHD Community is invited to participate in a safe drive-by grocery pickup on Girard Street (near the UHD Police Department) on a first-come-first-served basis while supplies last.

“We were extremely conflicted when planning the offering of the biannual UHD Health Fair due to COVID 19,” said Dr. Rhonda Scherer, Associate Director, UHD Sports & Fitness. “Now more than ever, personal and family wellness is priority. With that in mind, the UHD Wellness Committee decided to distribute food to our fellow Gators. We are grateful for the relationship UHD has with the Houston Food Bank and this grocery giveaway tradition is a wonderful opportunity to show that we care.”


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.