Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

Hunger & the Homelessness Logo

Hunger & Homelessness Awareness week is a University-wide effort to bring attention to issues of national poverty, hunger and homelessness. Engage in this educational and meaningful week of events hosted by a variety of campus organizations.

This year's week of events is Saturday, November 15-Saturday, November 22, 2014. Stay tuned for updates!

2013 Schedule of Events:
Saturday, November 16-Saturday, November 23
Partnering with a Western Youth Network, this event provides campus organizations an opportunity to select a local, anonymous family and send supplies to fit their personal needs. Organizations may sign-up to participate
November 11-15.
(Week-long event)
Black Student Association

Saturday, November 16th at 8:00am
Third Annual Gobbler 5k
Register online; runners and walkers welcome. Participate in the Gobbler and look foward to warm cobbler at the finish line! All proceeds benefit the Leigh Lane Edwards Scholarship, providing students with the opportunity to serve internationally.
Location: Duck Pond Field, Stadium Drive
Appalachian & the Community Together

Sunday, November 17th at 6:30pm
Food Initiative Forum
Opportunity for the student body to discuss the possible establishment of permanent food receptors on campus, creating an on-going food drive to be given to local food banks.

Location: Blue Ridge Ballroom, Plemmons Student Union
Student Government Association

Monday, November 18th at 6:30pm
Oxfam Hunger Banquet
Location: Parkway Ballroom, Plemmons Student Union
Student Government Association

Monday, November 18 at 6:00pm

"Homeless: The Kids of Orange County" Documentary Screening
Explores the world of children who reside in discounted motels within walking distance of Disneyland, living in limbo as their families struggle to survive in one of the wealthiest regions of America. A panel discussion will follow the film.
Location: Belk Library, Room 114
Amnesty International, Appstate Peace Jam, ASU Wine to Water, Hospitality House, Appalachian Educators for Social Justice, and People Fighting Poverty

Wednesday, November 20th at 6:00pm
Given the Benefit of the Doubt: Dissecting Privilege and Oppression Seminar
Dr. Cameron Lippard from the Department of Sociology explores the notions of privilege and oppression through various social identities including race, social class, gender, sexuality, and being able-bodied. This seminar-style experience will challenge participants to consider their own identities and decipher how these identities impact their social worth in American social institutions plagued by stratification
Location: Belk Library, Room 114
Amnesty International

Wednesday, November 20th-Thursday November 21st
People Fighting Poverty Fast
Students are encouraged to meet at Central Dining Hall the evening of November 20th at 5:00pm and enjoy a meal together. Following the meal, students will fast until Thursday, November 21st at 6:00pm. All participants are welcome to engage in discussion at Crossroads from 1:00-2:00pm on the November 21st. Instead of spending money on food throughout the fast, donations will be made to benfit the Hospitality House of Boone, NC.
Locatoin: Central Dining Hall and Crossroads, Plemmons Student Union
People Fighting Poverty

Friday, November 22nd at 5:00pm
The Hunger Games
A canned food drive unlike any other! The mission of Hunger Games is to collect non-perishable food to be distributed to the Hospitality House of Boone, NC. Twenty-two ASU students who collected the most cans will be selected to compete in the fun and entertaining games! Be a part of this 3rd annual effort to end hunger throughout the community.
Location: Duck Pond Field, Stadium Drive
Appalachian & the Community Together

Friday, November 22 at 6:00pm
"From Place to Place: Changing the System That Raised Them" Documentary Screening
Despite being let down and left behind by America's foster care system, From Place to Place follows plucky underdogs who set out to change the system that raised them.
Location: Three Top Mountain, Plemmons Student Union
Amnesty International and Graduate Student Social Work Association

Sunday November 24th from 1:00-4:00pm
Leigh Lane Day of Service
An afternoon of service at the Hospitality House of Boone, NC addressing issues of poverty, hunger, and homelessness. This day serves as a legacy to the late Appalachian State University student, Leigh Lane Edwards.
Appalachian & the Community Together