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Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Posted on Monday, November 17th, 2014 by CommunityEngagement. Tags: , , , , ,
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Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (H+HAW) is an annual week of events that takes place the last full week before Thanksgiving. The purpose is to raise awareness of hunger and homelessness on a local and national level. The Greensboro & High Point Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is currently ranked fourth in the nation for food insecurity. Greensboro’s day center for the homeless, the Interactive Resource Center (IRC), often sees over 200 people a day. Hunger and homelessness are prevalent issues; H+HAW at UNCG will raise awareness and provide opportunities for students to get involved in the community.

Please contact Kali Hackett (k_hacket@uncg.edu) in the Office of Leadership & Service-Learning with any questions.

Monday, 11/17 

servGSO: Food Not Bombs
OLSL Conference Room Third Floor EUC
3:30 pm

Spartans will be serving with Food Not Bombs and leading a game night at the Interactive Resource Center. Please register here.

Tuesday, 11/18

Soup for Hoops
Greensboro Coliseum
7:00 pm

The UNCG Department of Athletics and OLSL have challenged student groups to collect as many non-perishable food items as possible in the month leading up to Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. The winners will be recognized at the UNCG vs. UNCW Men’s Basketball Game. If you would like to participate in the challenge, please register here.

Wednesday, 11/19

Faces of Homelessness
EUC Joyner
5:30-6:30 pm

Learn about the realities of homelessness from a panel of speakers who have experienced it firsthand. Connect with staff from local nonprofits that are working to end homelessness in our community.

Thursday, 11/20

Something You Can Call Home
Room 114, School of Education Building

6:00-8:00pm
Join us for a screening of Something You Can Call Home, a powerful documentary that explores homelessness in North Carolina. The Office of Leadership & Service-Learning will lead a brief discussion and Q&A with the director, Rebecca Kenyon, following the film.

Friday, 11/21

Stop Hunger Now
Associated Campus Ministries Center
11:00am-3:00pm

Join us as we package 5,000 meals for hungry school children worldwide. You must register by Monday, November 10th.