Hunger + Homelessness Awareness Week

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual program where people come together across the country to draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness. At UNCG, the Office of Leadership & Civic Engagement works with campus partners and a student planning committee to plan and host a series of educational, service, fundraising, and advocacy events.

This year’s Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week will take place November 9th-15th. Check out our calendar of events!

Event Calendar


House of Privilege – Office of Intercultural Engagement

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Food Drive “Give one to Get one!”- Competitive Sports + Recreation and Wellness

Give one or more non-perishable food items for Spartan Open Pantry and receive a FREE T-SHIRT!

Time: 12-6pm

Where: Kaplan Center Welcome Desk

Monday, Nov. 9th

At the Table with Stephanie’s CANCELED 

Join us to learn about local, soul food restaurant, Stephanie’s, and how food has impacted their business and family!

Time: 6-7pm

Where: Zoom Invite Here 

Register Here

 Tuesday, Nov. 10th

Food Insecurity in Greensboro + Spartan Open Pantry

Want to learn about the history of food insecurity and how it affects you today? Spartan Open Pantry’ director and founder, Andrew Mails is here to share!

Time: 6-7pm

Where: Zoom Invite Here

Register Here

*For recorded event, please contact

Wednesday, Nov. 11th

Art and Media Show

This show will host student art work focused around the question “What does (food, hunger, home, or homelessness) mean to you?” Join us in celebrating the many stories UNCG students have shared through their art!

If you’d like to submit your own work, please scroll below for more information!

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Where: Front lawn of the EUC EUC Azalea   


Panel – Homelessness in Greensboro and on the UNCG Campus

This panel will address the many different issues that lead to homelessness and how their work addresses these issues. Learn more about homelessness on UNCG’s campus and in the Greensboro Community. 


Lindy Garnette: Executive Director of the Greensboro YWCA

Charnessa Ridley: Associate Director of the Campus Violence Response Center at UNCG

Michelle Kennedy: Executive Director of the IRC and a City Council Member 


Dr. Stephen Sills: Professor and Director, The Center for Housing and Community Studies at UNCG

Time: 6:30-7:30pm 

Where: Zoom Invite Here

Register Here    

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Thursday, Nov. 12th

Empty Bowls SALE 

Support Spartan Open Pantry and buy a $5 bowl hand-designed by UNCG students! All proceeds go towards Spartan Open Pantry.

Time: 9am-3pm

Where: EUC Cone A

Register Here

Cooking Class – College Dorm Room Edition

We’ll be making healthy and affordable meals using only a microwave! (Sponsored by Spartan Open Pantry)

Time: 5:30-6:30pm (Have a question? We’ll answer them in the comments!)

Where: YouTube 


Sweet Potato with Seasoned Black Beans and Spicy Chipotle Crema

Ramen with Steamed Vegetables

Friday, Nov. 13th

House of Privilege: Guided Discussion, led by the Office of Intercultural Engagement 

Join this guided discussion by the Office of Intercultural Engagement.

Time: 1-2pm

Where: Zoom Invite Here

Register Here

Sunday, Nov. 15th

Catalyst – Housewarming Baskets: Food and Housing Insecurity 

Sign up here for Catalyst by Sunday, Nov. 8th  CLOSED

Art and Media Show 

This year we will be hosting an art and media show that exhibits UNCG student work on a broad range of themes:

“What does ____(hunger, food, homelessness, home)______ mean to you?

Sign up Form:

Please sign up here if you plan on submitting your work! 

Submission Form:

All submissions are due by November 10th.

Physical Piece:

    1. Fill out submission form here.
    2. Label artwork with (for identification): Name, Email, and Work Title. 
    3. Deliver to: Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement in the EUC suite 217 M-F 9am-5pm.

Digital or Virtual Piece:

    1. Fill out submission form here.
    2. Email artwork to
      • Subject line: Art and Media Show SUBMISSION
      • In email: Artist/s Name and Title of work
    3. Email submissions are due by November 10th 11:59pm.

For questions regarding the Art and Media Show, contact


If you have any questions about the Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week’s events, please contact the Event Director at

For disability accommodations, please contact the Event Director at