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Student Affairs committee raises awareness about hunger, homelessness

Nov 10, 2017

From Nov. 11-19, Ohio University’s Division of Student Affairs will join advocates around the country to draw attention to food insecurity and homelessness as part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Spearheaded by the Baker Center Food Pantry Committee, efforts are intended to promote awareness, understanding and empathy to problems faced by many in our region and to encourage donations to the Baker Center Food Pantry.


Baker Center Food Pantry Drive
Monday, Nov. 13 – Friday, Nov. 17
Drop off non-perishable food items between 7 a.m. and midnight at the Baker Center Food Pantry, located near the escalators on the second floor of Baker University Center. Click here for more information on the Baker Food Pantry.
Mini-SNAP Challenge
Monday, Nov. 13 & Thursday, Nov. 16 · 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day
DOSA’s food pantry committee will tabling on the Baker Center patio to raise awareness about hunger and homelessness. Through the Mini-SNAP Challenge, students will be challenged to put together meals on the $4.50 per day SNAP budget. Prizes will be awarded!
Movie: Storied Streets
Tuesday, Nov. 14 · 1 p.m.  
St oried Streets explores homelessness in America by telling the stories of those who live with it every day. Beginning in Los Angeles and ending in New York City, the film documents homelessness in 13 cities. Winner of multiple film festival awards, Storied Streets shatters common stereotypes about the homeless population in our country. More about the film is available at http://www.storiedstreets.com
Monday, Nov. 13 – Friday, Nov. 17
Follow members of our community on social media as they participate in the SNAP Challenge. Following all rules for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, participants will document their experiences of living on $4.50 per day.  Follow along at #OHIOSnapChallenge.