National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 8 a.m. to Sunday, November 18 at 5 p.m.

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual week of programs to draw attention to problems of hunger and homelessness. Students, staff, faculty and the surrounding community are invited to learn from this series of educational, service, advocacy, and simulation events. 

Please visit: for a full schedule of events or see below 

All Week: Project Pack the Pantry: week-long donation drive for Knight’s Pantry.

Tuesday 11/13

Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE) 1pm to 4pm, Live Oak AB

The Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE) is a simulation designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live as a typical low-income family in the U.S. It is based on real stories and created alongside those who have lived with these daily struggles. 


Student Solidarity Sleep Out, 7pm-7am, Lake Claire Pavilion

This Student Sleep Out helps to gain awareness and funding to assist youth experiencing homelessness. This year, 4.2 million youth will be homeless in America. By joining the Student Sleep Out to support Covenant House, students and staff can raise lifesaving funds to give kids and young adults safe shelter and opportunity, and unite the community against youth homelessness. 

To sign up as a sleep out participant, please visit: 

To help us raise funds, visit: 

Wednesday 11/14

Human Library Experience Luncheon hosted by Graduate Student Association- 11am to 2pm, Key West, Room 218

Speakers will be seated at roundtables and the attendants will go from table to table to speak to them. In this case the speaker will not only be sharing their expertise and experience but they will also be hearing experiences from the attendants as well. Lunch will be served.

Fairwinds Budgeting Workshop: 3-4pm in the Neptune Multipurpose Room. 1000 Link Points!

Tuition, books, clothes, food, fun… college life can get expensive! If you struggle with how to set up a budget and then actually stick to it, or simply want some tips on how to be successful in this area, then this is the workshop for you! Join the FAIRWINDS staff as they provide tips and tricks on how to successfully budget for college and beyond.

Hunger Banquet (VUCF), 7pm-9pm, Morgridge International Reading Center

The Hunger Banquet is an interactive event that both creates awareness about the issues of hunger and homelessness and ways to help reduce the disadvantages associated with the inequalities of social classes. The event will provide participants a simulated experience of the realities of society. Attendees will be treated to guest speakers, the opportunity to talk to representatives from organizations who are leaders in the fight against hunger and free food.

Thursday 11/15

Community Services Showcase-Green space outside of Ferrell Commons 11-2pm. 500 Link Points!

Come visit us for a cooking demo, giveaways, and to learn about campus and community resources related to health, wellness, housing and more!

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Coaching walk-ins available on Thursday, November 15th 10:30-11:30am @ Wellness and Health Promotion Services

Couponing 101-2-3:30pm @ RWC 206

Learn the basics of couponing and save money on grocery items during our Couponing 101 Workshop. Discover how you can get name brand items for less or even free. You will receive coupons and a coupon organizer to get you started.

Movie Night: The Florida Project and Speaker Panel, 6pm to 9pm, Pegasus Ballroom.  1000 Link Points! 

Join us for a speaker panel with community agency representatives who assist our central Florida homeless population. After the panel will be a screening of  The Florida Project. This documentary brings Metro Orlando’s homeless reality to the big screen. Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, The Florida Project follows six-year-old Moonee and her rebellious mother Halley over the course of a single summer. The two live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget hotel managed by Bobby, whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion.

Friday 11/16

Arboretum Volunteer Event 8:30am-10:30am, Arboretum Pavilion

Saturday 11/17 & Sunday 11/18

Volunteer UCF events, More info to follow

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