Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

 Thank you to everyone who supported this year's events! We look forward to continuing our community's efforts and planning for the 2015 Hunger and Homelesness Awareness Week.

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.

2014 Schedule of Events:
Saturday, November 8-Sunday, November 16
Ambassador Canned Food Drive
Kicking off on Appalachian State's "Black Saturday," this week-long event will be collecting cans to be donated to populations in Watauga County. The collections will take place at the on-campus marketplaces located in the bookstore and Trivette dining hall.
Location: Trivette Dining Hall & Appalachian's Bookstore Marketplace
Appalachian Student Ambassadors

Monday, November 10-Friday, November 21
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.
Location: Contact Tables, Plemmons Student Union
Black Student Association

Thursday, November 13 at 8:00pm
WeCan Jam
Benefit concert supporting Watauga Crisis Assistance Network (WeCan). This event is $5 and will feature bands including Sensation of Falling and Lyric.
Location: Galileos
People Fighting Poverty

Friday, November 14th at 4:30pm
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 4th annual effort to end hunger throughout the community.
Location: Duck Pond Field, Stadium Drive
Appalachian & the Community Together

Saturday, November 15th at 8:00am
Fourth 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

Saturday, November 15th 7:00pm-9:00pm
Watauga County Health and Hunger Coalition Benefit Concert
This event will include acousitc performances by various artists to raise money and awareness for the local Health and Hunger Coalition. Suggested donations include $1 or 2 cans of food.
Location: Solarium, Plemmons Student Union
Appalachian Student Ambassadors

Saturday, November 15th 10:00pm-1:00am
Hospitality House DJ Dance Party Benefit
This is an alcohol and drug-free neon, black-light dance party! All proceeds of this event will benefit the Hospitality House 365 Project. The event will include a live DJ, art installation, raffle prizes, and much more! Tickets are $10 and include a free bottle of water. Purchase tickets in advance at
Location: The Uptown, 182 Howard St. (Across from The Local)
ASU Fundraising Class

Monday, November 17th 6:30pm-8:00pm

Oxfam Hunger Banquet
Join campus and community members in this annual event providing education and awareness on the nation's fight against hunger.
Location: Parkway Ballroom, Plemmons Student Union
Student Government Association

Thursday, November 20 at 6:00pm

"Homeless in Paradise" Documentary Screening
This documentary film depicts the experiences of individuals struggling with addiction and health concerns in Santa Monica, California. This eye-opening documentary was filmed over two years and illustrates the devastating reality of the issues that exist in communities around our nation.
Location: Greenbriar Theater
Amnesty International & Belk Library
Sunday, November 23rd 1:00-4:00pm
Leigh Lane Day of Service
Join us for an afternoon of service at the Hospitality House of Boone, NC and the Watauga County Hunger and Health Coalition 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