5 for 1 and ‘Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week’ – Nov. 13-17
During Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Elon Dining and Campus Kitchen are collaborating to help fight food insecurity in Alamance County. Donate five canned goods at Lakeside Dining Hall and receive a free meal.
National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week falls right before the Thanksgiving break and that week Campus Kitchen, housed in the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement, will have a variety of events to provide education and support toward ending hunger in our community.
In partnership with Elon Dining, from Monday, Nov. 13, through Friday, Nov. 17, any student, staff, faculty or community member who brings give canned goods to Lakeside Dining Hall gets a free meal!
The donated goods will go to The Salvation Army and Allied Churches of Alamance County. Food pantries at these two community partners distribute food on a daily basis to local residents. The Allied Churches pantry alone helps feed 2,000 individuals each month. The Salvation Army feeds about 250 families a month through emergency food boxes.
Current needs include:
Canned Protein I Pasta & Pasta Sauce I Fruit I Breakfast Items I Coffee I Peanut Butter I Snacks/Granola Bars
In North Carolina, one out of four children don’t know where their next meal will come from and approximately 160,000 people in NC receive emergency food assistance in any given week (Feeding the Carolinas). Help us address this important need in our community by bringing five canned goods and enjoy a meal in Lakeside Dining Hall.
In addition to the 5 for 1 canned drive, during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Campus Kitchen will be hosting the following:
- Wednesday evening, Nov. 15 - A profit share at Fat Frog starting at 7 p.m.
- Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. - A showing of the new documentary, Wasted, with Anthony Bourdain and others examining food waste and how it’s directly contributing to climate change and how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to solve it. It will be held in Lakeside 214 and you can view a trailer for the film here.
To get involved and/or to learn about more about Campus Kitchen, please visit the Campus Kitchen website.