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national homelessness and hunger awareness week


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November 13-19th , 2017

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual week of programs to draw attention to problems of hunger and homelessness. Students, staff, faculty and the surrounding community are invited to learn from this series of educational, service, advocacy, and simulation events.


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Hunger Banquet

The Hunger Banquet is an interactive event that is meant to raise both awareness for the problems of hunger and homelessness and support to help reduce the disadvantages associated with the inequalities of social classes. The event will provide participants a simulated experience of the realities of society, and will feature guest speakers, and tabling organizations. Guest speakers will share their insight on these social issues, and tabling organizations will be there to connect with attendees and provide opportunities to get involved.

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Community Service Showcase

The event will allow students to meet and interact with community organizations dedicated to assisting individuals in need. Some organizations will even be available to provide direct services to students on-site. This is a unique opportunity to connect with local resources who provide outstanding services to our community.

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Hunger and Homelessness Luncheon Panel

This panel is a discussion about very topical issues framing homelessness in the Central Florida community and a close look at the experiences, resources, and current efforts to meet the challenges of student homelessness at UCF.

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Dinner and a Movie

The event will be a cooking demo and a screening of a documentary focused on an aspect of hunger and/or homelessness. The cooking demo, led by Wellness and Health Promotion Services, is an interactive experience that teaches students about healthy food options and how to prepare a healthy meal, utilizing ingredients from the UCF arboretum. Following the cooking demo we will begin the screening of the documentary and engage in discussion surrounding the film.