UTSA’s Food for Thought webinar tackles food insecurity in San Antonio

Researchers discuss food insecurity during webinar

SAN ANTONIO – UTSA’s weekly summer lunchtime webinar series focused on culinary topics shifted focus on Tuesday to food insecurity and issues surrounding it in San Antonio during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The university said food insecurity is an issue further compounded by the pandemic. According to the university, at UTSA there have been more than 1,600 visits to the Roadrunner Pantry since mid-March.

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The series highlights the culinary community and the post-pandemic recovery of the food industry.

This weeks’ panelists include the following:

Erika Borrego, the chief operating officer at the San Antonio Food Bank; faculty researchers Johnelle Sparks, of the College for Health, Community and Policy; Liset Vasquez, of the College of Education and Human Development; Nikki Lee, senior associate director of the Student Union and the Roadrunner Pantry; Lynn Cossman, dean of the College for Health, Community and Policy, will moderate.

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About the Author:

Jakob Rodriguez is a digital journalist at KSAT 12. He's a graduate of Texas State University, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the student-run newspaper, The University Star.