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.”
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.
U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.