CSUF News Service

Campus Mobilizes Efforts for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

 

In conjunction with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Cal State Fullerton campus groups are uniting to spread awareness of the issues, particularly among college students.

Beginning Nov. 8 through Nov. 19, the Titan Pride Center and Associated Students Inc. will be collecting full-size hygiene items and nonperishable, non-canned food items at the Titan Pride Center desk in the Titan Student Union.

Other events and activities include:

ASI's "Just the Basics"
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., walkway between Pollak Library and Titan Student Union
ASI addresses food and housing insecurity with the launch of its new Mobile Food Pantry, a Farmers' Market and a housing resource fair. The Mobile Food Pantry will be distributing tote bags with nonperishable, non-canned food items from Fullerton Grocery Outlet.

Basic Needs Panel Presentation
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 11 a.m.-noon, Titan Student Union, Alvarado rooms
A conversation on hunger and homelessness will feature panelists Kelsey Brewer '16 (B.A. political science) from Jamboree Housing Corp., Brana Vlasic from Second Harvest Food Bank and CSUF Associate Dean of Students Carmen Curiel. Dean of Students Hallie Hunt will serve as moderator.

"Financial Practices to Avoid a Crisis" Workshop
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 1-2 p.m., Pollak Library, Room 180
In this workshop, students will explore financial practices they can easily implement into their daily lives to help avoid financial crises.

"What Are Tuffy's Basic Needs Services?" Information Session
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 1 p.m., Titan Student Union, Bradford rooms
Learn about the California State University's Basic Needs Initiative and how Tuffy's Basic Needs Services Center supports students facing housing and food insecurity.

"Healthy Eating on a Budget" Workshops
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2:30 p.m. Gastronome, Room 160
Thursday, Nov. 15, 5 p.m. Student Recreation Center, Conference Room
In this workshop, students will learn to maximize nutrition with limited funds.

Titan Bites Administrator Trainings
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m. Zoom Video Conferencing
Friday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. Zoom Video Conferencing
In this training session, faculty and staff members can learn how to serve as administrators for the Titan Bites app.

"Storied Streets" Documentary Screening
Thursday, Nov. 15, noon, Education Classroom Building, Room 063
A documentary explores homelessness across America by telling the stories of those who live it every day.

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is presented by ASI, Student Wellness, TitanWell and Tuffy's Basic Needs Services. For more information, contact 657-278-3583 or basicneeds@fullerton.edu.

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