In this latest installment of NEJHE's OER Practitioner Perspectives series, Robin DeRosa envisions how a post-COVID-19 university could incorporate food security and other basic needs as integral to a learner’s academic success. When COVID thrust many students "from chronic precarity to immediate emergency," writes DeRosa, the director of the Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative at New Hampshire's Plymouth State University, "faculty might have worried about how students would fare with complicated content delivered over Zoom, but students were worried that they would starve, become homeless or have to witness their families fall into even more dire poverty."