Make an impact during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week


A tattered cardboard sign reads: "Homeless. Hungry. Please help."A tattered cardboard sign reads: "Homeless. Hungry. Please help." (Creative Commons photo courtesy of Xiang Chen on Flickr)Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is a new initiative from UAB's Leadership and Service Council running November 11-16. The week will be filled with educational and service opportunities, all of which are sponsored by LSC, the Office of Student Involvement, UAB Service Learning, the Sparkman Center for Global Health, Universities Fighting World Hunger, and the UAB School of Nursing.

Join any of the following events to educate yourself about hunger and homelessness in our community and to help make an impact in curbing such adversity.

Screening and Discussion of “A Place at the Table”
Monday, November 11
7-9 p.m. in Heritage Hall 121
Follow the journey of food insecurity and the serious implications that hunger poses on America.

Empty Bowls
Wednesday, November 13
5:30-6:30 p.m. in Blazer Hall RLC
Learn what it means to be impoverished through this interactive event. Leave with a stronger understanding of the causes of poverty, and be empowered to stand against hunger.

Stop Hunger Now - Food Packaging Event
Thursday, November 14
10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Blazer Hall RLC
Volunteers will package dehydrated, high protein, and nutritious meals used to save lives in developing countries around the world. This rewarding activity allows you to have a sustainable international impact on hunger, right here from campus.

Into the Streets
Saturday, November 16
9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Campus Green
Join a day of service projects in the Birmingham area. Sign up for a project upon arrival, have fun helping others with your fellow Blazers, and make a difference in Birmingham!