National Hunger, Homelessness Awareness Week is November 16-20

November 13, 2015 at 3:27 pm

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is November 16-20, 2015.

USC Upstate has planned numerous events to raise awareness about poverty in our community.

See below for a brief listing of the events and for a full listing of event details, please visit www.uscupstate.edu/hungerandhomelessness.

Did you know that 17.9 % of people in Spartanburg County are living below the poverty level?*
*US Census Bureau, 2009-2013

Tuesday, 11/17: 60 Seconds of Service: Making PB&J Sandwiches
11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Sansbury Campus Life Center Dining Hall

Wednesday, 11/18: Canstruction Competition 
12:30 p.m.
HPAC First Floor Lobby

For more information and the official rules of the Canstruction or to sign up a team, please e-mail Tash Hasan at vista1@uscupstate.edu.

Thursday, 11/19: Hunger Banquet 
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The George

Space is limited! Please sign up by e-mailing Tashfia Hasan atvista1@uscupstate.edu.

Monday, 11/16 – Friday, 11/20: Canned Food Drive for Spartanburg Soup Kitchen
Canned goods can be dropped off in HPAC 131 or 132

Sponsored by Alpha Psi Omega and Shoestring Players

Monday, 11/16- Friday, 11/20: Canned Food Drive for Harvest Hope Food Bank (Greenville)
Canned goods can be dropped off in the USC Upstate Administration Suite at UCG

Sponsored by the Student Nursing Association, Greenville

Monday, 11/16 — Thursday, 11/19: The Haven Donation Drive
Cleaning products can be dropped off in the Office of Student Life or the Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement in the Sansbury Campus Life Center

Sponsored by AmeriCorps VISTA and OSLCE

Monday, 11/16 – Wednesday, 11/18: Ten Thousand Villages Gift Festival 
Monday & Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sansbury Campus Life Center 2nd Floor Lobby
Cash or Check Only, Prices range from $2 to $35
Sponsored by USC Upstate Alternative Breaks