Each year, a week before Thanksgiving, The National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness co-sponsor National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. During this week, a number of schools, communities and cities take part in a nationwide effort to bring greater awareness to the problems of hunger and homelessness. Governors State University and our students are proud to be a part of this effort.

Events held during Hunger and Homelessness Week

  • Hunger Banquet
    Exam the scope and scale of global hunger inequality, and the circumstances that lead to so many going to bed hungry. 
  • Civic Engagement Workshops
  • Wasted Food in America 
    Visual displays examine the problems and causes of food waste in America. 
  • Inocente Film Screening and Panel Discussion
    Featuring: Drs. Phyllis West, Debbie James, Andrae Marak, and  student Miguel  Martinez
  • Food Pantry Open for Thanksgiving  and  Food Pantry Web Series premiere.
  • Day of Service 
    GSU will participate in a day of service with the University Park Parks and Recreation Department.

The Civic Engagement and Community Service Center's ongoing efforts to create awareness and assistance to eradicate hunger and homelessness include: food drives for the GSU Food Pantry, Service Days, volunteering for community service and GSU Shows Compassion Campaign.

GSU Shows Compassion
On November 7 a deadly typhoon occurred in the Philippines causing wide spread devastation and 13 million people were affected.  GSU supports efforts to aid in their recovery and anyone wanting to assist can make a donation to UNICEF.  People are in desperate need of food, shelter and water.  www.supportunicef.org

Contact civicengagement@govst.edu to learn more about efforts to assist.  





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