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November 2012 News Releases

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week continues at Washburn with documentary and dinners

As part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, the following events will take place Nov. 14-16 at Washburn University.

The documentary “Dive! Living Off America’s Waste” will be shown at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in room 112, Henderson Learning and Resources Center. The event is free and open to the public. The documentary offers a look into the hunger crisis in our nation and world. The film follows the filmmaker and company as they dive in dumpsters, retrieve food discarded by grocery stores, cook it for their families and eat it.

Learn about the root of hunger and how decisions we make affect others around the world at the Oxfam American Hunger Banquet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 in Washburn Room A, Memorial Union. At this event, where you sit and what you eat is determined by the luck of the draw – just like in real life some of us are born into relative prosperity, while others experience poverty. This event is free and open to the public.

Washburn students will help serve 50 people who have experienced homelessness will be served a Thanksgiving dinner from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at Central Park Community Center. Donate food for the dinner, such as green beans, corn and rolls by dropping the food off in room 405, Benton Hall.

For more information, contact Angelique Flinn at 785-215-5253 or e-mail her at Washburn’s Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is sponsored by the Lawrence Community Shelter, Oxfam American Club at Washburn and Learning in the Community (LinC). 


Learning in the Community (LinC), 785-670-2287
Amanda Hughes, university relations, 785-670-2153