Hunger and homelessness week aims to educate

Pullman students, faculty and staff can help fight hunger and homelessness Nov. 11-17 through a series of events that are meant to bring awareness, education and support to the problem.

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is a national event that aims to heighten awareness of hunger and homelessness issues. With this in mind, the Center for Civic Engagement is working with various groups on campus to bring a variety of events to campus, according to Laura Lahne, student involvement coordinator for the Center for Civic Engagement.

A “Campus Canned Food Drive” will take place Nov. 13-16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations of non-perishable food items paper products will be given to the local food banks. The Sociology and Anthropology Departments will be hosting the event. Donations can be delivered to Wilson Hall Room 204 or College Hall Room 150.

“Coins for our Community” is an event that will be happening Nov. 13-16 on Glenn Terrell Mall. Club members will staff a table where coins can be donated. The purpose is to raise funds for local organizations serving the needs of people living in poverty on the Palouse and to educate WSU students, staff and faculty about hunger, homelessness and poverty on the Palouse, according to Lahne. For more information, contact Christine Oakley at

The Center for Civic engagement will also be hosting other events throughout the week, such as the showing and discussion of the movie The Pursuit of Happyness on Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. Contact Christine Oakley at for more information.
The CCE will also be working with various living groups to host a food and clothing drive throughout the week.  For more information on any of the events or the week, visit

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