Gannon University Raises Awareness Of Hunger and Homelessness Week
Posted: November 13, 2015
Gannon University's Center for Social Concerns and OPEN, a
student-led advocacy, awareness and education group, will sponsor
the campus' annual observance of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness
Week. November 15 - 21.
Events are scheduled throughout the week at Gannon University to
promote education, action and awareness about hunger and
homelessness. These events include:
Sunday, Nov. 15
Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel
A special offertory collection was taken at both regularly
scheduled Sunday masses to support two community initiatives: a
Gannon-sponsored dinner at First Presbyterian Church of the
Covenant and Catholic Charities efforts to support new
Monday, Nov. 16
Yehl Room, Waldron Campus Center, 124 W. Seventh St. 5 - 7
Soup with Substance, the traditional simple soup supper that
will be served in solidarity with those who are hungry, will also
include a "fishbowl-style" diversity dialogue focusing on youth
homelessness in Erie. Participants in the fishbowl will include
representatives from the Upper Room, the Erie School District,
Gannon Campus Ministry and undergraduate enrollment.
Thursday, Nov. 19 - Friday, Nov. 20
Waldron Campus Center, 124 W. Seventh St. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Student and faculty/staff groups will be sponsoring local
refugee families and preparing culturally-relevant food baskets for
them for the Thanksgiving season. The baskets will be decorated and
displayed in Waldron. Vote for your favorite by dropping your
donation in the can next to your favorite basket. All proceeds will
benefit Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement ministries.
Saturday, Nov. 21
Yehl Room, Waldron Campus Center, 124 W. Seventh St. 11 a.m.
Groups that sponsored baskets will be meeting in the Yehl Room
to begin delivering them to recipients.
National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is a nationwide
endeavor by the National Coalition for the Homeless. For more
information about activities at Gannon University, contact the
Center for Social Concerns at 814- 871-7433.