More Than 275 Meals Provided to Students in Need During Winter Break

More Than 275 Meals Provided to Students in Need During Winter Break
Photo Submitted

University Housing and U of A Cares partnered to provide more than 275 meals to 22 students during this recent winter break.

Eight of the 22 students requested meals for the entirety of the break while dining services were closed.

In addition, meals were provided to students who were placed in quarantine over break but who could not isolate or quarantine at home.

A form was circulated prior to the break where students could ask for food, provide any dietary restrictions, and tell organizers if they had access to cooking items, such as a microwave or can opener.

From here, University Housing and U of A Cares collaborated to build each student's meal box for the break. Students that requested assistance for more than 10 days (about 1 and a half weeks), or stayed the entirety of break, were provided alternative frozen meals and recipes to 'spice' up their meal box. 

This food and wellness initiative has continued to grow over the past two years using a multitude of methods such as cooking classes and a holiday buffet on Christmas Eve. 

U of A Cares and University Housing staff ;hope to continue this partnership to support students experiencing food insecurity over break periods. 

Contact Andrea Allan at or Maddie DeBucce at for more information.


Maddie DeBucce, assistant director for residence education and outreach
University Housing

Christopher Spencer, assistant director of strategic communications
University Housing


Medical School Is Next Adventure for Non-Traditional Rockstar Student

When Carroll Bentley was 19, his life was in a moment of transition. College was impossible. Years later as a single father, though, he took the leap and has successfully earned a degree in psychology.

The Life of Wallace Fowler

On May 4, 2022, Wallace Fowler, a former U of A student who went on to become one of Arkansas’ most influential executive, passed away, just two weeks after his wife of 65 years, Jama. 

College of Education and Health Professions Honors Outstanding Alumni Award Winners

The College of Education and Health Professions recently named Angela Chang Chiu, Sara Hensley and Lynn Meade as 2022 Outstanding Alumni Award winners.

Recent Biological and Agricultural Engineering Graduate Receives Fulbright Award

Alumna Lillie Haddock has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to Australia to study the role of water markets in managing climate change and low-water availability.

College of Engineering Assistant Professor to Embark on Leadership Journey

Eric Specking, assistant dean of enrollment and retention in the College of Engineering, has been selected to participate in the INCOSE Technical Leadership Institute.

News Daily