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Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

Co-sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement & Human Services Resource Center

National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week is taking place November 17-23, 2013. Help us as we create awareness, education, and understanding surrounding issues of hunger, homelessness, food insecurity, and poverty as it affects those in our community and world. We will kick off Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week with a non-perishable food and toiletry drive, November 11-22. The full schedule for the week can be found below. Check back for updates!

Each year, one week before Thanksgiving, National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness co-sponsor National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week. During this week, a number of schools, communities and cities take part in a nationwide effort to bring greater awareness to the problems of hunger and homelessness. This event is nationally sponsored by the National Coalition for the Homeless and National Student Campaign Against Hunger & Homelessness.

2013 Schedule of Events, November 11th to November 22nd

November 11th to 22nd
Non-Perishable Food & Toiletry Drive

Boxes will be placed MU info desk, Java II, EBGBs, Cascadia Market, Main Squeeze, Dixon Recreation Center, Furman Hall outside 104, and Kerr Administration. All donations will go to Jackson Street Youth ShelterCommunity Outreach, and the OSU Food Pantry.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement & Human Services Resource Center, and OSU Panhellenic Council

Most needed items include:Canned meat/vegetables/fruit, peanut butter, granola bars, cooking oil, cereal, soup, 100% Juice *Gluten free and vegetarian items needed as well.

Hair care products, shaving items, soap, deodorant, dental care items*, feminine hygiene products, thermal socks, warm hats. *Alcohol- free mouthwash needed.

 

Monday November 18th
Service Projects

 Linn Benton Food Share

When: Monday, November 18th, 5:15-8:15pm

Where: Linn Benton Food Share/Benton Country Fair Grounds

Description: Volunteers will be working with Linn Benton Food Share to help repackage large food donations received in their Holiday Food Drive into smaller, family-sized portions for distribution. Transportation will be provided by the Center for Civic Engagement. Volunteers must meet in Snell 149 no later than 5:15 pm to check-in for this project. The service project will last from 6-8pm and volunteers will return to campus at approximately 8:15pm. Pre-registration required. Space limited to 15 participants, so register as soon as possible!

Register here: Linn Benton Food Share Registration

 Habitat for Humanity

When: Monday, November 18th, 1:15-5:15pm

Where: Habitat for Humanity Corvallis Build Site

Description: Volunteers will be working with Habitat for Humanity at their Corvallis build site.  Transportation will be provided by the Center for Civic Engagement. Volunteers must meet in Snell 149 no later than 1:15 pm to check-in for this project. The service project will last from 2-5pm and volunteers will return to campus at approximately 5:15pm. Pre-registration required. Space limited to 10 participants, so register as soon as possible!

Register here: Habitat for Humanity Registration Form

 

Tuesday November 19th, 6:00-8:00pm, Valley Library, Willamette Room
TED Talk Hunger Discussion

In a world filled with food, why are people still suffering from starvation? Watch Josette Sheeran, head of the UN’s World Food Program, discuss global hunger & learn what’s going on in your own backyard. Discussion will be facilitated by Ryan McCambridge, Program Manager at Linn Benton Food Share. Refreshments will be provided.

 

Wednesday November 20th, 6-8pm, MU 106
Faces of Homelessness Panel

Local individuals will share personal experiences of homelessness. This event serves to provide space for the personal narrative to dispel myths and stereotypes about people experiencing homelessness. Representatives from Community Outreach, Inc., Jackson Street Youth Shelter, and OSU's Human Services Resource Center will provide information about their work and the realities of local homelessness and food insecurity issues. Facilitated by Jim Gouveia from Counseling & Psychological Services. Canned food donations requested at the door; proceeds will go to Jackson Street Youth ShelterCommunity Outreach, and the OSU Food Pantry. Refreshments will be provided.

 

Thursday November 21st, 10-3pm, MU Quad
Spinning the Numbers

The Pride Center and HSRC are hosting an outreach event that will raise awareness of the fact that 20% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ. Rainbow pinwheels will be given out that highlight important facts about the LGBTQ youth community and homelessness. Show your support by helping us share these important statistics around campus.  

 

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Contact Info

Center for Civic Engagement
541-737-3041
158 Snell Hall (MU East) Corvallis, OR 97331-1610 beaver.volunteer@oregonstate.edu
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