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    Each year, during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week, it is our goal to draw attention to and promote awareness of the issues of hunger and homelessness through activities, service projects and educational events.

    For the most updated programming details, please visit www.govst.edu/diversity.

     


    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10th

    7:30pm

    Hungry to Learn

    Virtual Movie Screening

     

    HUNGRY TO LEARN introduces the faces behind an American crisis — college students so strapped to pay tuition that they don’t have enough money to eat or a place to live. A lack of food is just a symptom of a bigger problem, the American Dream of a college education slipping out of reach. It is the story of how colleges, once places for children of privilege, opened their doors to students of limited means but failed to provide enough financial aid to allow these new students to graduate without making painful choices. This documentary is not just about the devastating hunger crisis unfolding on American campuses, it is about what can — and should — be done about it.

     



    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17th

    7:30pm

    Engbretson Hall

    Solutions to Hunger Movie Debrief and Panel Discussion


    Join us in a panel conversation about the film HUNGRY TO LEARN.  We will discuss the hunger crisis and ways in which individuals and the campus community can contribute to alleviating this issue at a local level.

     



    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18th

    Feed My Starving Children Service Event

    12:30pm

    555 Exchange Court, Aurora, IL 60504

     

    Feeding kids. Feeding spirits. Empowering communities.

    Every year, millions of children die from preventable causes such as pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria and undernutrition. Hunger is still causing nearly half of deaths in children under 5 years old. From this data, we estimate at least 6,200 children die each day from causes related to undernutrition. This is heartbreaking.

     

    Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) believes hope starts with food and is dedicated to seeing every child whole in body and spirit. FMSC works with food distribution partners that stay with communities for the long haul, empowering them to move from relief to development. FMSC meals are developed by food science and nutrition professionals to supplement nutritional needs and reduce problems with malnutrition. Nutrition allows children to grow, thrive and develop to their full potential.

     

    Volunteers hand-pack the meals. Meals are donated to FMSC food partners around the world, where kids are fed and lives are saved! 

    To RSVP, please email diversity@govst.edu.

     



    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18th

    GSU4U Ambassador Training

    2:00pm

    B1240

     

    Almost 62% of GSU students experienced at least one form of basic needs insecurity, The Hope Center, 2020. Learn how to help by becoming a GSU4U Ambassador!

    Faculty and staff are invited to participate in a workshop to gain information and resources to better assist students facing basic needs insecurity. 

     



    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd

    Holiday Food Box Giveaway

    12pm-3pm

    D Main Entrance


    Governors State University is bringing awareness to hunger and homelessness through the giving of Holiday Food Boxes. We will be distributing holiday food boxes to students and the community while supplies last.  Please note CDC guidelines will be practiced.

    12pm-3pm

    D Main Entrance