No Student Left Hungry

Professor Leads Weekly Food Pantry
December 21, 2020

KEENE, TEX. – On Wednesday afternoons, Judy Miles, retired adjunct professor of business, can be found in the Southwestern Adventist University Student Center as she runs a food pantry for students who need extra groceries to get by. While at a graduation party a few years ago, Miles heard one graduate share briefly that tight finances meant she often did not have enough to eat. 

“No student should go to school hungry,” says Miles. “Students should not sit in class with their stomach growling.”

The food pantry began out of Miles’ office, where students would drop by and pick up groceries. As impact grew, James The, vice president for Student Services, agreed to designate space in the Student Center to store and distribute food. In the spring of 2020, when classes moved online, Miles adjusted by providing curbside pickup. With students back on campus, the Student Center continues as the food pantry’s distribution site, making a difference from a team of hidden heroes.

By Brisa Ramirez

Social Media Manager