National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

November 7, 2018

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This year, UNH will be participating in the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, from November 10ththrough the 18th. Across the country, throughout our state and within our own community of UNH, there is a struggle with homelessness and hunger. According to the Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week resources, 1 in 5 U.S children live in poverty, and roughly 795 million people do not have enough to eat. This upcoming awareness week, there are ways that you can aid in reducing these numbers.

  • Swipe it Forward: Before the semester ends, consider donating a few of your swipes for other students in need of meals. Often, students end up going hungry at the end of the semester due to lack of money and swipes to purchase food. If you know you will have extra, pay it forward here!
  • Volunteer: Volunteerism is a great way to give back to your community, and aid those who could use extra help. The Waysmeet Center on campus offers various ways for students to volunteer either at the Cornucopia Food Pantry or other services through the center.

Awareness of these issues on campus and within our community are very important to create change. This November, participate in ways to give back and support your community, friends and others to live safely and get enough food.

Look for events about Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week November 10th through November 18th.

 

 

 

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