NIU joins with community-based organizations to spread awareness of hunger, homelessness

Logo of the National Coalition for the Homeless: Bringing America HomeNIU 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.

Sponsored on campus by Student Involvement & Leadership Development, the week features a variety of service opportunities with the Northern Illinois Food Bank and Feed My Starving Children.

Events include:

National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week logoThe 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 communityservice@niu.edu to register for an event or for more information.

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