NIU students and faculty/staff groups are teaming up with community organizations to present a slate of events in recognition of the National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, scheduled from Saturday, Nov. 15, through Sunday, Nov. 23.
The goal is to educate NIU students about hunger and homelessness in their neighborhoods, their country and around the world while introducing them to the variety of ways they can help end hunger.
This year’s Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week at NIU will feature a variety of service, reflection and educational opportunities for students, faculty and staff.
- Participants will have a chance to work with the Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) and Feed My Starving Children during NIU’s scheduled volunteer shifts.
- Donations and proceeds from the Collegiate Association of Unreasonable Social Entrepreneurs (CAUSE) “Eat for a CAUSE” pizza sale during the week will help support the NIFB.
- First- and Second-Year Experience and the Muslim Student Association will co-host a fast-a-thon followed by a discussion and potluck.
- The Huskie Service Scholars program will collect winter coats and accessories for families in need.
Other activities include a movie screening, poverty simulations and canned food drives. All events are free to attend; however service events require pre-registration as spots are limited.
For more information or to register for any of these events, contact Destiny McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org.