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MCTC’s Fight to End Hunger and Homelessness

Homeless studentsNov. 8 – 23, 2011

The MCTC Foundation is sponsoring several activities in November to raise awareness and understanding about hunger and homelessness in our community, and to help our students in need.

These activities are in recognition of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 12 – 20. During this week, a number of schools, communities and cities take part in a nationwide effort to bring greater awareness to the problems of hunger and homelessness.

The public is welcome to attend and participate in the following activities, Nov. 8 – 23 at MCTC.

Food and Winter Wear Drive

Nov 8-20, campus-wide

Several bins will be located across campus to collect food and winter clothing for students in need. Drop off items in the Science Building (main level), T Skyway, Counseling Office, Library, Public Safety desk, Cafeteria (near Bookstore), Resource and Referral table in Skyway.

Specific items needed: nonperishable food for Thanksgiving meals, hats, gloves, shoes, personal hygiene items and ties for Student African American Brotherhood students. View the wish list.

We are also collecting donations at Sodexo for grocery gift cards.

“Lost in Woonsocket” 

Nov. 14, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., K.3370 and 4 - 6 p.m., S.3500

We will be screening this documentary about addiction and homelessness. 

Mobile loaves and Fishes

Nov. 15, 6 - 7 p.m., E-Lot (behind Science Building)

Free food and hygiene items for students in need.

Give to the Max Day

Nov. 16, 12 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.

The MCTC Foundation raises money to support students in need. We make college possible! Donate money to students for transportation, supplies or emergency assistance. Money raised on Give to the Max Day will be matched by the MCTC Foundation.

“Student Voices on Poverty, Overcoming Barriers”

Nov. 16, 12 - 1:30 p.m., Skyway by Josephine's Cafe

Panel discussion led by Students Against Hunger and Homelessness.

Community and Housing Resource Fair

Nov. 16, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., T Skyway

Partner agencies will table to share information on housing, basic needs and parenting resources.

“Framework for Understanding Students in Poverty.”

Nov. 17, 2 - 4 p.m., T.0400

This interactive workshop will be led by Elaine Beaudreau-Patton will bring students and staff together to start working towards a better understanding of working and advocating on behalf of students in poverty.

Food and Winter Clothing Distribution Day

Nov. 22, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Gym

Event to disperse donated items. Resources and referral services will be available.

Thanksgiving Dinner for Students in Need

Nov. 23, 4 - 6 p.m., St Mark’s

Students Against Hunger and Homelessness will coordinate a free holiday dinner for students who do not have a family or are homeless.