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The Greensboro & High Point Metropolitan Statistical Area is currently ranked fourth in the nation for food insecurity. Greensboro’s day center for the homeless, the Interactive Resource Center (IRC), often sees over 200 people a day. Hunger and homelessness are prevalent issues. UNCG’s Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (H+HAW) will raise awareness and provide opportunities for students to get involved in the community in this important issue.

Monday, Nov. 17 – servGSO: Food Not Bombs
Spartans will be serving with Food Not Bombs and leading a game night at the Interactive Resource Center. Please register at olsl.uncg.edu.
OLSL Conference Room, EUC, 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 18 – Soup for Hoops
The UNCG Department of Athletics and OLSL have challenged student groups to collect as many non-perishable food items as possible in the month leading up to Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. The winners will be recognized at the UNCG vs. UNCW Men’s Basketball Game. If you would like to participate in the challenge, please register at olsl.uncg.edu.
Greensboro Coliseum, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 19 – Faces of Homelessness
Learn about the realities of homelessness from a panel of speakers who have experienced it firsthand. Connect with staff from local nonprofits that are working to end homelessness in our community.
EUC’s Joyner Room, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 20 – Something You Can Call Home
Attend a screening of “Something You Can Call Home,” a powerful documentary that explores homelessness in North Carolina. The Office of Leadership & Service-Learning will lead a brief discussion and Q&A with the director, Rebecca Kenyon, following the film.
Room 114, School of Education, 6-8 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 21 – Stop Hunger Now
Help package 5,000 meals for hungry school children worldwide. You must register by Monday, Nov. 10.
Associated Campus Ministries Center. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

You may contact Kali Hackett at k_hacket@uncg.edu with any questions.

More information is at http://olsl.uncg.edu/students/community-service/short-term-service/hunger-homelessness-awareness-week/

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