Salt Lake Community College aims to bring hunger and homelessness awareness closer to home.
There will be activities at SLCC throughout the week starting Monday, Nov. 12 to raise awareness and collect food donations.
Billy Walker, service chair for Student Life and Leadership at SLCC, is hoping for a good turnout next week.
“With hunger and homelessness it’s pretty important to let people know about the statistics.” Walker says. “It’s to let people know there is a problem and we hope that people will take action against this problem.”
Monday, Nov. 12 there will be a food drive to support the Utah Food Bank
Starting Monday, bins will be left at various locations around campus for the next two weeks to receive donations of non-perishable food items.
Food can also be dropped off at the Student Life and Leadership office in the Student Center, room 124 at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
All donations will go directly to the Utah Food Bank.
SLCC Mass Communication Center will be also conducting a food drive and prize giveaway from noon to 1:30 p.m. outside of the Student Life and Leadership room. Radio SLCC will host a remote broadcast about hunger and homelessness.
For every non-perishable food item donated, students can receive an entry into a prize drawing. Prizes include gift certificates to The Pie and tickets to Ute basketball and football games.
Also on Monday starting at 8 a.m., the nationally accredited documentary about homelessness, “Have You Seen Clem,” will be shown throughout the day at Taylorsville Redwood Campus in the Student Event Center.
Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Jordan Campus, the documentary “Have You Seen Clem” will also be shown from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.
There will be free food at the Student Life and Leadership offices at the Jordan, South City and Taylorsville Redwood campuses. Students can stop in and get some food and facts about hunger and homelessness.
Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m., the country band Gloriana will perform at the SLCC Lifetime Activities Center
Tickets prices are $5-$10 for students and $10-$25 for the community. Tickets can be purchased at smithstix or at any of the Student Life and Leadership offices.
Thursday, Nov. 15 from 6-8 p.m. the annual Oxfam Hunger Banquet will be held in the Oak Room
The amount of food served to attendees will vary randomly based on worldwide poverty statistics. Some receive a filling meal, while others receive an amount typical of those in poverty. This roll-playing event will help students experience hunger and poverty in a small way.
This event is open to the community and will be held at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus on the second floor of the Student Center. Admission price is a non-perishable food donation.
Friday, Nov. 16 the Black Student Union will be hosting a 70s, 80s and 90s themed dance party
Students can dance as well as find out how actions have improved against hunger, homelessness and poverty throughout the decades.
The dance will be held at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus in the Student Events Center from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Non-perishable food donations will be accepted anytime during the Hunger and Homelessness Awarness week and through the following week. Students can stop in to any Student Life and Leadership office or find a food drive bin to make a donation.