Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Logo

Join the Office of Campus Ministry in participating in the annual Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week November 13 - 19, 2021. 

Schedule of Events:

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    5K Race Against Hunger and Homelessness

    Saturday, Nov 13th 10am

     McMahon Parking Lot

    Run, walk, or jog with us as we raise awareness for hunger and homelessness in our community. $10 suggested donation will go directly to Cardinal Cupboard. You can pay through the link on the google form or bring cash on race day. Register here

    Don't want to run? You can also sign up to volunteer! Just choose 'Race Volunteer' in the registration form! 

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    Oxfam Dinner

    Monday, Nov 15th 7-9PM

     Pryz Great Rooms

    In D.C., the nation's capital, 70,490 people are experiencing food insecurity right now. 19,250 of them are children. In one of the richest cities in the world and the second most expensive to live in, we sometimes forget that people around us could be struggling to put good nutritious food on the table for their families. 

    Join us on November 15th at 7pm in the Przy Great Rooms for an Oxfam Dinner. Don’t just learn about food inequality - experience it in this real-time simulation. Walk in the shoes of those you might encounter every single day. 

    *Be advised this is a simulation about D.C. food insecurity and should not be subsided for a full meal*
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    Pack to Give Back

    Wednesday, Nov. 17 11am-2pm Pryz Great Rooms A+B

    The Pack to Give Back is an opportunity for students and staff to create meals that will be distributed to individuals and families experiencing food insecurity and/or homelessness within DC and our CUA community. With our busy schedules it can be difficult to dedicate large chunks of time to service, but the Pack to Give Back gives you the freedom to take part in the service event at your convenience. Come to the Pryz Great Rooms anytime between 11am - 2pm to make PB & J sandwiches, Thanksgiving meal kits, or hygiene kits.
    Thanksgiving meal kits will be distributed to members of The Edgewood Brookland Family Support Collaborative and patrons of the Cardinal Cupboard. Peanut butter and jelly brown bag lunches and hygiene kits will be distributed during our weekly homeless food runs and with Sacred Heart.
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    Thanksgiving Food Drive

    Nov. 12 - Nov. 22

    Non-perishable food items are being collected around campus to benefit the Brookland-Edgewood Family Support Collaborative. Most requested Thanksgiving items include: canned vegetables, boxed potatoes, dessert mixes, cornbread mix, pre-made pie crust, and turkey gravy. Please bring your items to the following administrative offices by Monday, Nov 22:

    -Dean of Students, Facilities, Nursing, Athletics, Enrollment Services, Campus Activities, Disability Support Services, Center for Academic and Career Success, Events and Conference Services, and The Counceling Center.

     

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    CUA on Tap

    Thursday, Nov. 18th 7-9pm, Pryz Great Rooms

    CUA on Tap, modeled after Theology on Tap, is a monthly event hosted by the Resident Ministers that features different speakers that talk about various topics and the faith. On Thursday there will be a coversation between Ruthie White and Eric Sheptock about common sense and compassion for those who are hungry and homeless. Dinner and drinks are served. All CUA students are welcome.

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    Sleep Out 

    Thursday Nov. 18 9:30pm-1am

    Caldwell Auditorium (not the Pryz Lawn)

    Join with other Catholic University students from across campus to raise awareness about those who have to sleep on the streets in our nation's capital. We will be learning about and discussing the clearing of DC's homeless encampments, and advocating for more humane policy towards our friends and neighbors on the streets. We'll also be watching a movie, Same Kind of Different As Me, which about homelessness in America.

    Thought this event normally includes sleeping on the Pryz Lawn, we are moving it to Caldwell Auditorium because of rain. Participants will not be sleeping there overnight, instead they can return to their own homes afterwards.

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    Weekly Service Opportunities

    Check out our service opportunities to be more active in the community and help with hunger and homelessness.