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Join the Office of Campus Ministry in participating in the annual Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week November 17 - 24, 2019. Add the events to your google calendar here.

Schedule of Events:

Sunday, Nov. 17

 

S.O.M.E Stories: A Conversation with Terrance Puller

7:30 - 9 pm, Mills North Lounge

Kick off Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week by listening to Terrance Puller, one of our friends from S.O.M.E., as he recounts his experience with homelessness.

Solidarity Sleep Out

10 pm - 5 am, Pryz Lawn

Join the Catholic University community and and sleep outdoors in solidarity with those experiencing homelessness.  Bring your own sleeping supplies for a night of education and fellowship!


Monday, Nov. 18

 

Mythbusting: Causes and Solutions for D.C. Homelessness

7 - 8 pm, Pryz Great Room A 

Engage in conversation with D.C. poverty expert, Patty Mullahy Fugere, J.D. about why homelessness is such a problem in the city and what can be done to fix it. This event is sponsored and hosted by College Democrats.


Tuesday, Nov. 19

 

So Others Might Eat

6:30 - 9:00 am, Campus Ministry

Prepare and serve breakfast for people experiencing homelessness.  

Civility Dialogues: Mental Health and Homelessness

2 - 3 pm, Center for Cultural Engagement

Join CCMA AmeriCorps VISTA Kara Feidelseit for a discussion about the disproportionate rates of mental illness among the homeless population. 

Pop-Up Food Pantry

5:30 - 9:30 pm, Pangborn 326

Running short on money for food? Not sure when your next meal will be? Come by the pop-up food pantry to stock up on non-perishable food items, toiletries, and feminine hygiene products!


Wednesday, Nov. 20 

 

So Others Might Eat

6:30 - 9:00 am, Campus Ministry

Prepare and serve breakfast for people experiencing homelessness. 

Housing Simulation with Habitat for Humanity

7 - 9 pm, Caldwell Auditorium

Do you think you could find shelter in six days? Find out when you participate in an interactive housing experience hosted by Habitat for Humanity.


Thursday, Nov. 21

 

So Others Might Eat

6:30 - 9:00 am, Campus Ministry

Prepare and serve breakfast for people experiencing homelessness. 

Pop-Up Food Pantry

10 am - 2 pm, Pryz 351

Running short on money for food? Not sure when your next meal will be? Come by the pop-up food pantry to stock up on non-perishable food items, toiletries, and feminine hygiene products!

Homeless Food Run

7 - 9 pm, Campus Ministry

Pass out meals and develop friendships with people currently experiencing homelessness. 

Oxfam Dinner

7 - 9 pm, Pryz Great Rooms

Reflect on the issues of hunger, poverty, and social injustice through an interactive dinner experience! Food will be provided by Catholic Dining Services.


Friday, Nov. 22

 

Pack to Give Back with Catholic Dining Services

11 am - 1 pm, Third Floor Pryz

All members of our Catholic University community are invited to spend their lunch break making sandwiches for our friends on the street. Supplies is provided by Catholic Dining Services.

Homeless Food Run 

2 - 4 pm, Campus Ministry

Pass out meals and develop friendships with people experiencing homelessness!


Sunday, Nov. 24

 

Homeless Food Run 

2 - 4 pm Campus Ministry

Pass out meals and develop friendships with people experiencing homelessness!


 

Ongoing Events:

 

Thanksgiving Food Drive 

Help bring Thanksgiving Dinner to local families in need!  Donations for the food drive will be given to the Edgewood-Brookland Family Support Collaborative. Donation boxes can be found in staff offices and Residence Hall Offices. 

For the food drive we are in need of canned fruit and vegetables, boxed potatoes, dessert mix, cornbread mix, pre-made pie crust, and turkey gravy.

Questions? Email cua-service@cua.edu