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National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:47 am
by jemedina
National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (NHHAW) is an annual event co-sponsored by The National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness. Campuses and communities across the nation take part in the awareness week holding educational and advocacy events and activities to build awareness surrounding these important social issues (last year approximately 750 campuses took part in the awareness week).

This is the second year that Fresno State is participating in this important awareness week.

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Activities Schedule:


    -Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 11:30am-1:30pm in the Satellite Student Union visit the Food Security Project table during the Wellness Fair to learn about Fresno State Food Security services and pick up a healthy snack. Various classes and services will be showcased at this event to share wellness tips with students.

    -Wednesday Nov. 18 from 5:30-7:30pm the Food Security Project will host a film viewing of A Place at the Table in the Peters Education Center.

    -Thursday Nov. 19 from 8:30am-9:15am and 3:30pm-4:45pm in the Free Speech Area, several sociology classes will be presenting research and visual displays on hunger and homelessness, as well as, spreading awareness with creative and engaging interactive activities

    -Thursday Nov. 19 students in public health classes will be spreading awareness around campus with information about food insecurity and healthy snacks.

    -Also happening during NHHAW is the “Farm to Fork: Food, Family, Farming” exhibition in the Henry Madden Library 2nd floor, Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery. ‘“Farm to Fork’ will feature the immigration history of the Valley’s largest ethnic populations (from Armenians and Basque to Chicanos and Southeast Asians), as well as their contributions to agriculture in the Central Valley.”

For More Information & Resources:
Fresno State Food Recovery Network: http://bit.ly/FSUFoodRecovery
Fresno State Food Security Project: http://www.fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/foodsecurity/

Fresno State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please call 8-6621 in advance of your participation or visit.