College stages Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Saint Michael's College is hosting Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week November 17 to 21 to make sure that local and global needs are shown to the community. The week includes the "shack" project, sponsored by Saint Michael's College Habitat for Humanity, where students sign-up to spend a few hours or overnight in a shack situated in the middle of the campus green to experience the feeling of having no place to go home. Other area colleges have adopted this Saint Michael's founded program to educate students about the reality of homelessness.

"More than 1,000 families are currently 'homeless' in VT while 1 in 8 (13 percent) VT households are food insecure. Join the effort, participate in programs, and get informed," stated the invitation to students to participate in the week of activities, which include the following:

Other events throughout the week:

Informational Table in Alliot Student Center Lobby where students are invited to sign up for the 24-hour Fast, learn about hunger and homelessness in Vermont and the world, sign a letter to advocate for policy change. Hunger statistics are posted throughout campus, and canned food is being collected in the volunteer service office.