Hunger and Houselessness Action Week

Events and activities will take place from November 7-17th, 2018.

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

Hunger & Houselessness 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 CenterSOL, ASOSU and the Human Services Resource Center.

November 7-17, 2018 is Hunger and Houselessness 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 Houselessness in the United States. OSU is joining this nationwide effort with service projects, educational events, dialogue, and donation/fund drives. 

Join us November 7-17, 2018 to create awareness, educate, and understand issues of hunger, homelessness, food insecurity, and poverty as it affects those in our community and world.

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A summary of Hunger & Houselessness Action Week in 2017:

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | Finger Foods & Facts for Families | 6-7 pm | Avery Lodge (HSRC), 1030 SW Madson Ave.

From energy balls to fruit kebabs come learn helpful resources for families in poverty while making fun finger foods the whole family can enjoy.

Monday, November 13, 2017 – Friday, November 17, 2017 | Menstruation Product Drive | 12-2pm | Cultural Resource Centers

Drop off menstruation products at all Cultural Resource Centers to support houseless people.

Monday November 13, 2017 | FEAST – Community Conversations | 11am-2pm, Memorial Union (MU) Multipurpose Room 13 | 5:30-8:30pm, Linus Pauling Middle School Commons, 1111 NW Cleveland Ave

FEAST is a community organizing process of the Oregon Food Bank that brings community members together to talk about the community food system and food security. The events allow participants to engage in an informed and facilitated discussion about Food, Education and Agriculture in their community and begin to work toward Solutions Together to help build a healthier, more equitable and more resilient local food system. Meals will be provided, and to further sustainability we are encouraging participants to bring their own dishware.

Community members tell the story of their food system, identify improvements, and create action plans to implement these improvements. After FEAST events, participants work on improving their local food systems with their action plans as a guide. Oregon Food Bank staff and OSU FEAST leadership remain available to provide support for follow-up work as needed.

First conversation (Monday 11/13, 11am-2pm, MU Multipurpose Room)

Second conversation (Monday 11/13, 5:30-8:30pm, Linus Pauling Middle School Commons)

Catered by Cafe Yumm! 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | Door to Door: Exploring Stigma Through Art | 12-4pm | SEC Plaza, between Memorial Union and Student Experience Center

Learn about and challenge stigma around hunger, houselessness, & poverty. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Meet & Eat at the HSRC! | 5-7pm | Avery Lodge (HSRC), 1030 SW Madson Ave.

Tired of living off Mac and Cheese? We've got your back! Join The HSRC and ASOSU at Avery Lodge for a free cooking lesson and informational tour of the HSRC facilities and resources available to students.

Thursday, November 16, 2017 | Pots, Pans & Everything Trans| 5-8pm | Avery Lodge (HSRC), 1030 SW Madson Ave.

HSRC & SOL welcome you to a night of community and education. Free cooking lesson, dinner, and story circle! Learn more about H&H week and Trans Awareness week! 

Thursday, November 16, 2017 | Packing Food to Relieve Insecurity with Linn Benton Food Share | 5-7pm project time | Meet at SEC Plaza at 4:10pm, between Memorial Union and Student Experience Center

Participants will take an active role in necessary ongoing relief efforts to package foods for distribution to people experiencing food insecurity in the Linn and Benton counties.

Saturday, November 18, 2017 | Restore Local Housing Facility | 1-5pm project time | Meet at SEC Plaza at 12:20pm, between Memorial Union and Student Experience Center

Help with alleviating housing insecurity by beautifying Corvallis Housing Firsts new 18-bedroom housing facility to allow residents to begin living there.

POSTPONED UNTIL: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | Menstruation Frustrations | 12-2pm | Women's Center, Benton Annex, 1700 SW Pioneer Pl

A workshop aimed to help de-gender and explore the intersections of menstruating while houseless.

Accommodations for disabilities may be made by contacting the Center for Civic Engagement at 541-737-3041 or