Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Logo

Join the Office of Campus Ministry in participating in the annual Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week November 14 - 21, 2020. 

Schedule of Events:

 

Saturday, Nov. 14

Habitat Day Trip

9 am - 3 pm

Join Habitat for Humanity as they assist a Habitat Restore in Maryland. Sign up using this google form or visit the Nest for more information.


Sunday, Nov. 15

5k Race Against Hunger

10:30 am, McMahon Parking Lot

Run, walk, or jog with us as we raise awareness for hunger and homelessness in our community. $10 registration fees will go directly to So Other's Might Eat. You can pay through venmo (@CUA-5k) with the description "Hunger and Homelessness 5K" 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 google form


Monday, Nov. 16 

McKenna Center Breakfast Volunteer

6:45 - 9 am, Campus Ministry

Volunteers will assist in checking in serving breakfast to men experiencing homelessness in DC. Meet outside the office of Campus Ministry (Caldwell Hall) by 6:45 am to leave at 7 am. Volunteers will be back in time for 9 am classes. RSVP on the Nest.


Tuesday, Nov. 17 

McKenna Center Breakfast Volunteer

6:45 - 9 am, Campus Ministry

Volunteers will assist in checking in serving breakfast to men experiencing homelessness in DC. Meet outside the office of Campus Ministry (Caldwell Hall) by 6:45 am to leave at 7 am. Volunteers will be back in time for 9 am classes. RSVP on the Nest

So Other's Might Eat

1 - 4 pm, Campus Ministry

Volunteers will prepare food and sort donations at SOME. Meet outside the office of Campus Ministry (lower level of Caldwell Hall) at 1:00pm. Van transportation is provided. Please wear a mask and closed-toed shoes. RSVP on the Nest.

Civility Dialogues: Homelessness and Racial Disparities

3 - 4 pm, Virtual

The Civility Dialogues educates students about the critical skills of civil discourse and provides them with opportunities to practice those skills during conversations initiated by staff and subsequently by students in the greater campus community. RSVP on the Nest

Long Term Service Fair

6 - 8 pm, Virtual

We will have over 40 domestic and international organization representatives available to talk about their programs, answer questions, and tell you stories about volunteering with them. Georgetown and Loyola MD students will be joining us at this virtual event as well.
You can RSVP and find the event link on the Nest. You can also find more information on our website.


Wednesday, Nov. 18

So Others Might Eat Food Packaging

7:30 - 9:30 am, Pryz 351

Come make sandwiches and package food to be delivered to SOME, an organization that feeds the hungry in DC! RSVP on the Nest.

Pack to Give Back with Catholic Dining Services

11 am - 1 pm, Pryz Great Rooms

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. RSVP on the Nest.

COVID-19 and Homelessness in DC

8 - 9 pm, Virtual

Join our three panelists, Marty Mellett, Patty Fugere, and Nayeli Garcia, as we learn about the many faces of homelessness and how COVID-19 has impacted this population. 


Thursday, Nov. 19 

McKenna Center Breakfast Volunteer

6:45 - 9 am, Campus Ministry

Volunteers will assist in checking in serving breakfast to men experiencing homelessness in DC. Meet outside the office of Campus Ministry (Caldwell Hall) by 6:45 am to leave at 7 am. Volunteers will be back in time for 9 am classes. RSVP on the Nest.

Program Board Trivia and Food Collection

7 - 9 pm, Pryz Great Rooms

Join Program Board for trivia night! There will be a plethera of topics covered, so anyone can be a winner! Bring a non-perishable food item to be entered into Program Board's prize raffle. Donations will go to families in the Edgewood/Brookland neighborhoods or Cardinal Cupboard!

So Other's Might Eat

1 - 4 pm, Campus Ministry

Volunteers will prepare food and sort donations at SOME. Meet outside the office of Campus Ministry (lower level of Caldwell Hall) at 1:00pm. Van transportation is provided. Please wear a mask and closed-toed shoes. RSVP on the Nest


Friday, Nov. 20 

Sacred Heart Dinner Volunteer

2:40 - 5 pm, Campus Ministry

Volunteers will assist with Sacred Heart’s Dinner Program, which serves those experiencing food insecurity and homelessness. Please meet outside Campus Ministry at 2:40 pm. RSVP on the Nest


Saturday, Nov. 21

Habitat Day Trip

9am - 3 pm

Join Habitat for Humanity as they assist a Habitat Restore in Maryland. Sign up using this google form or visit the Nest for more information.

Franciscan Monastery 

9:30 am, Campus Ministry

Volunteers will be weeding, harvesting, watering, and maintaining the garden. The garden guild also donates all of the produce to local organizations such as Catholic Charities that give the food to people who normally would not have access to fresh produce. It is a good opportunity to connect with nature and the community. RSVP on the Nest.

Hunger & Homelessness Movie Night

7 pm, Centennial Village Basketball Court

Come watch The Pursuit of Happiness with us! Popcorn and hot apple cider will be provided. Bring a non-perishable food item to be entered into the movie night basket raffle. RSVP on the Nest.


Thanksgiving Food & Coat Drive 

Nov. 14 - 23

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 by the Pryz Information Desk, Advancement in Father O'Connell, Campus Ministry, DPS in Leahy Hall, Facilities, the Chapels, the Dufour Center, Maloney Hall and in the Residence Halls.

For the food drive we are in need of Giant gift cards, canned yams, canned corn, boxed potatoes, dessert mix, canned cranberries, canned green beans, boxed stuffing, canned pumpkin, canned fruit, turkey gravy, and conrbread mix. You can also donate new gently used coats.

Questions? Email cua-service@cua.edu