Southeastern Wesley Foundation

2021Friendship Oak Award Recipient

Southeastern Wesley Foundation

Since 1956, Southeastern Wesley has existed to serve the students, faculty, and staff of our University -- mind, body, and soul.

One way they have consistently served the Southeastern community is by simply feeding them. Food insecurity is an issue in Hammond, so providing a hot, healthy, and tasty meal is a vital service to our students’ needs.

When the leaders at the Wesley Foundation heard that Southeastern’s Food Pantry needed someone to continue operating it during the Covid-19 pandemic, they jumped at the chance. They served the students that could not return home, they streamlined systems, secured food donations, and were able to offer extended hours. They now operate it permanently.

And earlier this year, the Wesley collaborated with the Southeastern Foundation to create the Lion Pride Career Closet, an initiative that supplies new and gently used professional attire for interviews, career fairs, networking events, and other career-related events for Southeastern students.