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Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

A week long event held in November, Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week brings greater attention to the difficulties that the homeless and hungry face on a daily basis and helps to promote the national endeavor to end hunger and homelessness.  Previous events include: Oxfam Hunger Banquet, canned-food drives, homeless speakers, and volunteer opportunities at the Akron-Canton Regional FoodBank.

Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

November 17th-23rd, 2013

Monday, November 18 - Friday, November 22

Canned Food Drive

11:00am - 1:00pm Daily
Student Union Trapezoid Lounge & CSL

Items needed include non-perishable items like boxed or canned foods. All donations benefit the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. 
 

Tuesday, November 19

Blanket Making for the Homeless

11:00am - 1:00pm
Student Union Trapezoid Lounge

Help us make felt tie blankets for the homeless. These blankets will be donated to a local homeless shelter in the Akron area.

Oxfam Hunger Banquet

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Student Union Ballroom A

This is an interactive simulation of poverty where guests are assigned the identities of people at lower, middle and upper income levels and provided meals according to those designations. Meals and attendance to the event is free for all UA students, staff and faculty! 

Wednesday, November 20 

Weekday Service with Haven of Rest

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Haven of Rest provides services to the homeless in Northeast Ohio with meals, shelter and clothing. Join us to assist with these services. Meet in the Center for Service and Leadership at 1:30pm.

Stop Hunger Now Meal Packaging

6:00pm - 8:00pm 
Student Union Ballroom C/D/E

Stop Hunger Now is a North Carolina based international hunger relief agency that has been fulfilling its commitment to end hunger for more than 13 years. Since 1998, the organization has coordinated the distribution of food and other lifesaving aid to children and families in countries all over the world.
Learn about Stop Hunger Now's vision of "a world without hunger" and join us in packaging 10,000 meal! Typically, it takes 2 hours for 35-40 volunteers to package 10,000 meals or 30 minutes for 1 person to package 250 meals.
 

Thankful Thursday, November 21

Blanket Making for the Homeless

11:00am - 1:00pm
Student Union Trapezoid Lounge

Help us make felt tie blankets for the homeless. These blankets will be donated to a local homeless shelter in the Akron area.
 

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