Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
The purpose of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is to raise awareness, compassion, and volunteerism for the issues faced by the hungry and homeless populations of Las Vegas and the world. Occurring the week prior to Thanksgiving, this week is designed to combat the stereotypes associated with homelessness, inform the general population about the root and challenges of the homeless, and empower UNLV students, faculty, and staff to become vocal advocates.
Feed Me Banquet
What better way to understand hunger and homelessness than with this simulation meant to open up discussion about the disparity in the distribution of resources that causes hunger and homelessness? The Feed Me Banquet is based off of the Oxfam Hunger Banquet.
Many of us will be fortunate enough to not have to experience homelessness. This simulation will allow students, faculty, and staff who may never otherwise feel the plight of the homeless to live it for one night. This event occurs from Thursday night at 6pm to Friday morning at 8am.
Delivering and Serving Hope (DASH)
Help make, pack, and deliver sandwich lunches to the homeless population on Friday of this week. You will not only be feeding a hungry person, but you’ll also make a statement that there are people out there who care about the plight of the homeless and the hungry. For more information on DASH.