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Nov. 17-23: Food drive, panel mark hunger, homeless week

hunger-homeless-120PULLMAN, Wash. – Food and clothing drives, fasting, community service projects, a cardboard “city” and a public forum will highlight Washington State University’s observance of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Nov. 17-23.

* Service projects throughout the week and an information table on the first floor of the CUB will be hosted by the WSU Center for Civic Engagement (CCE).

* An all campus food, supplies and clothing drive will continue through the week with drop-off boxes on the CUB first floor and the Student Recreation Center lobby. Donations will go to the Community Action Center in Pullman.

* A community of cardboard “homes” will be set up outside Todd Hall 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, by GIVE, a student-run, community service organization.

* A panel conversation, “One in Six: Students Living in Poverty,” will be noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the CUB Butch’s Den. Global Campus online students are invited to attend this event at mms://windowsmedia.wsu.edu/event (live stream) and http://chatanywhere.wsu.edu (chat feature). The live stream and chat will be available starting at 11:50 a.m.

A list of all events may be found at http://cce.wsu.edu/awareness-weeks/nhhaw/events.

 

Contact:

Erin McIlraith, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, WSU Center for Civic Engagement, 509-335-0578, emcilraith@wsu.edu

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