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Advocacy and Awareness

Overview

For many years, a nationwide effort has taken place to educate others in the issues of hunger and homelessness. For over 10 years now, the University of Maryland has joined the nationwide cause and has partnered with many student organizations, campus groups, and community agencies to raise awareness to this critical issue.

Throughout the week, opportunities to get involved and learn more about hunger and homelessness are planned by a student planning team called TerpCorps.

This year's events include:

Date

Event

Time & Location

Details

Sponsoring Organization(s)

November 3rd

Deliver critical supplies to families in the greater College Park community

8am-2pm

Clifton Park Baptist Church

Email Jess at jessbcm@umd.edu to sign up. Training and lunch will be provided.

Baptist Collegiate Ministries

November 4th

Football tourney and canned food and clothing drive

2pm-7pm

Fraternity Row

Come enjoy a friendly football tourney between fraternities and bring canned goods and lightly-worn clothing to donate! Email Damien Pinkett at dpinkett1@gmail.com for more information!

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

November 5th

MARYPIRG Hunger & Homelessness Campaign Kickoff

530pm-700pm

Benjamin Banneker Room, STAMP

Come learn about MARYPIRG’s Hunger & Homelessness Campaign and get involved! Email Princess Agha at prinagha@terpmail.umd.edu for more information.

MARYPIRG

November 7th

Stop Hunger NOW! Program

Grand Ballroom Lounge, STAMP Student Union

Work alongside other students to learn more about the roots of hunger while packaging meals to be delivered to organizations serving families and individuals in need. Email James Booth at jbooth91@terpmail.umd.edu for more information.

MARYPIRG and Alpha Phi Omega

November 8th

Food Recovery Network

In front of 251 North

Partner with the Food Recovery Network at 8:45pm. Visit their facebook page for more information.

Food Recovery Network

November 8th

Voices of Homelessness Speakers Panel

Charles Carroll A

STAMP Student Union

Come out to listen to the voices of formerly homeless individuals as they share their journeys with students. Panel discussion is followed by a Q&A. Visit the website for more details.

Leadership & Community Service-Learning

November 9th

Hunger & Homelessness Benefit Concert

Hoff Theater

STAMP

6pm-8pm

Come out to watch some great student talent. Cover will go to a great cause. Email Princess Agha at prinagha@terpmail.umd.edu for more information.

MARYPIRG

November 10th

Terp Service Day

Riggs Alumni Building, Maryland Club Room

9am-330pm

Join 70 of your peers in a day-long service-learning project at A Wider Circle, MNCPPC, or Community forklift. More details can be found, here.

TerpCorps

November 16th

Campus-wide drive to benefit A Wider Circle

1pm-4pm

Juan Ramon Jimenez Room, STAMP Student Union

Join the campus community and student organizations as we host the final “round up” of a drive to benefit the organization “A Wider Circle” and hear Dr. Mark Bergel, the founder, speak about ending poverty in our communities!

Email Gillian at ganku@terpmail.umd.edu to participate!

TerpCorps


Want to get involved or get more information? Write us at terpservice@umd.edu

*Bold-faced events are sponsored by LCSL


More Information about Hunger & Homelessness

It is highly difficult to measure the number of homelessness or the number of individuals experiencing hunger.

According to the National Coalition for the Homeless (www.nationalhomeless.org), 3.5 million people, 1.35 million of those individuals being children are likely to experience homelessness in a given year. That translates to around 1% of the United States population. This number varies depending on the sources.

Hunger is even more prevalent in the United States, where according to the National Food Bank (www.feedingamerica.org) 36.2 million Americans lived in food insecure households, and 12.4 million of those being children. According to the Food Bank, that number has risen in the past 3 years.

Some Fact Sheets for more information:

http://feedingamerica.org

http://www.nationalhomeless.org/factsheets/index.html