NIU students and faculty/staff groups are teaming up with community organizations to present a week of events in recognition of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, scheduled from Saturday, Nov. 10, through Sunday, Nov. 18.
- the educational Feed ’Em Soup Hunger Banquet;
- a “The Changing Face of Homelessness” teach-in presented by the Center for NGO Leadership & Development;
- a film screening of “The Pursuit of Happyness,” presented by Student Involvement & Leadership Development and the Office of Student Engagement & Experiential Learning;
- a Fast-A-Thon sponsored by the Muslim Students Association; and
- Cans Around the Commons, a display of all the canned goods collected by various campus groups during their respective drives.
The goal of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is to educate NIU students about hunger and homelessness in the local, national and global community while introducing them to the variety of ways they can help end hunger.
Hundreds of universities, colleges, high schools and community and religious groups held awareness activities in 2011.
A complete calendar of events is available online. All events are free to attend; however, some require pre-registration as spots are limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for an event or for more information.