NOVEMBER 12th-18th, 2023
HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS WEEK
History of HHAW
Started in 1975 by Father Ray Jackson and a group of Villanova students, Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is now at over 700 campuses and communities nationwide! We operate on the pillars of education, advocacy and service as we work towards our goal of 0 people affected by hunger and homelessness.
Hunger and Homelessness
0 People Affected
This semester, for every banner ID we collect, Villanova Dining Services will generously donate the cost of a meal ($6.50) to our partner organizations Catholic Relief Services, National Coalition for the Homeless, Project Home, and the Center for Environmental Transformation and others to provide food for those experiencing from hunger and homelessness.
Fast Day: November 17, 2022
All those who donate are encouraged and asked to give up their lunch that day as an act of solidarity with those who are affected by these issues. Your meal donation will be taken during the lunch period (10:30am - 4:10pm). You will not be able to swipe into a dining hall or use an MPE during that time. (Points and guest meals will still be active.)
In lieu of a lunch meal, there will be granola bars and apples at swipe desks in all 3 dining halls (Donahue, Dougherty, and St. Mary's)! Thank you for taking part in this act of solidarity with those experiencing food insecurity.
2022 Calendar and Key Events
Hunger Action Month
The month of September is dedicated to taking action to solve world hunger.
1:00 - 4:00 pm
HFH MontCo ReStore
Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Trip
Donation and Volunteer Opportunity
Donations via credit card to sponsor a full meal ($40) or partial meal for a family in need
$40 Shop Rite gift cards
Food items: including individual food items, complete turkey boxes, and complete chicken boxes.
What's needed in a box?
2 jars of turkey gravy
2 jars of apple sauce
4 cans of seasonal vegetables
2 cans of cranberry sauce
5 lb bag of potatoes (not canned)
2 boxes of stuffing/dressing
These will be delivered to organizations including the North Light Community Center and Project HOME.