National Hunger and Homelessness Action Week

Events and activities will take place from November 8-18, 2017.

"Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice." - Nelson Mandela

Hunger & Homelessness Action Week is co-sponsored by Student Leadership and Involvement'sCenter for Civic Engagement and Student Sustainability InitiativeDiversity and Cultural Engagement'sPride Center, Women's Center, Ettihad Cultural Center, Centro Cultural César ChávezNative American Longhouse Eena Haws, SOL, ASOSU and the Human Services Resource Center.

November 9-19, 2016 is National Hunger and Homelessness Action Week! Each year, one week before Thanksgiving, National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness co-sponsor National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week. During this week, a number of schools, communities and cities take part in a nationwide effort to bring greater awareness to and increase understanding of the issues of poverty, food insecurity, hunger and homelessness. See resources and learn more about Hunger and Homelessness in the United States. OSU is joining this nationwide effort with service projects, educational events, dialogue, and donation/fund drives. 

Join us November 9-19, 2016 to create awareness, educate, and understand issues of hunger, homelessness, food insecurity, and poverty as it affects those in our community and world.

Like and connect with the OSU Hunger & Homelessness Acton Week Facebook Page!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016| 12-3 pm| Pride Center| Period Party and Menstruation Drive

The Pride Center will be hosting a discussion on how periods affect homeless folks and about generally destigmatizing menstruation. They will also be conducting a menstruation drive and collect hygiene products.

Monday, November 14, 2016| 5-8 pm| Avery Lodge| Food for Thought: Food Security Discussion

The Student Sustainability Initiatives' Growing Food Security will be hosting a panel discussion on food security followed by a Q&A session. This event will take place in the Avery Lodge during an Human Services Resource Center food pantry night.

Monday, November 14, 2016-End of Term| Women's Center| Swap&Drop: Clothing Drive

The Women's Center will be hosting a term long clothing swap and clothing drive. In the Women's Center clothing will be available for those who would like to participate. Individuals are also encouraged to bring any new or gently used clothes they're willing to part with to trade or donate. Donation bins will also be set up in several cultural centers and the Student Experience Center.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016| 5:30pm-8 pm| Meet in SEC 206 | Food Packing with Linn Benton Food Share

The Center for Civic Engagement has organized a service project with Linn Benton Food Share in which volunteers will be decorating holiday boxes and packing food that will be donated. The project will take place at Benton County Fairgrounds. Pre-registration is required! Click here to register. 

Monday, November 14, 2016 and Tuesday, November 15, 2016| 11-1 pm| SEC Plaza| Ettihad Refugee Clothing Drive

The Ettihad Cultural Center will be collecting clothing for refugees in Salem, OR. All new and gently used clothing is welcomed.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016| 10-12 pm| OSU Campus| From Door to Door: Exploring Stigma Through Art

The Human Services Resource Center, Women's Center, and Arts and Social Justice wing of Wilson Hall will be hosting an interactive art piece around campus. Doors will be place around campus (Women's Center, HSRC, Weatherford Arch, Library, and SEC Plaza) with prompts surrounding stigma attached. Students are encouraged to write their experience, advice, draw pictures, etc. These doors will serve as a living art piece after Hunger and Homelessness Action Week concludes.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016| 5-7 pm| Avery Lodge| Arts and Stigma Night

The Human Services Resource Center, Women's Center, and SOL will be hosting a night of artistic expression and deconstructing stigma. There will be painting drawing, spoken word, poetry, and other avenues of self expression.

Thursday, November 17, 2016| 4-5:30 pm| Native American Longhouse Eena Haws| Indigenous Gender Diaspora & Homelessness

The Native American Longhouse Eena Haws will be hosting a discussion about two spirit identities and its' intersectionality with issues of hunger and homelessness.

Friday, November 18, 2016| 11am-1pm | Women's Center | Self-Care Brunch: Brunching for Justice

The Women's Center will be hosting a brunch for participants to nourish their body and minds to wrap up Trans* Awareness Week and Hunger & Homelessness Action Week.

Saturday, November 19, 2016 | 8:30am-12 pm| Meet at SEC Plaza | Next Steps House Yard Maintenance Project

The Center for Civic Engagement has organized a service project with Jackson Street Youth Services Next Steps program. Volunteers will be participating in yard and property maintenance of the Next Step House. Pre-registration is required. Click here to register.

Monday, November 21, 2016 | 4-6pm | Squash Processing Party for the OSU Food Pantry! | Global Community Kitchen

The Organic Growers Club (ORGS) has donated winter squash and the ORGS are coming together with the Center for Civic Engagement and the Student Sustainability Initiative to host a squash processing party. The squash will be donated the Human Services Resource Center’s Food Pantry. Join us for this fun, meaningful project!. Register here.

For accommodations related to ability, please contact the Center for Civic Engagement by calling 541-737-3041 or email