Hunger Awareness Month


Events to focus on the problem of hunger locally, nationally, and globally

POUGHKEEPSIE (November 1, 2016) – The Marist College community will kick-off its annual Hunger Awareness Month activities tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 2, with the Annual Walk Against Hunger. Participants are asked to bring $3 to contribute toward feeding the hungry in our Poughkeepsie-area community.

Hunger Awareness Month focuses attention and action on the problem of hunger locally, nationally, and globally, with the goal of raising money to help feed the hungry.

The Walk Against Hunger will begin at 12 p.m. in the Champagnat Courtyard. Participants can walk or run a route across campus and through the South Gate, out on to the sidewalks along Route 9 before re-entering campus through the Main Gate and returning to the courtyard. 

Other Hunger Awareness Month activities include:

All-Campus Food Collection, Nov. 7 -10, look for collections boxes around campus
Buck Hunger, Thursday and Friday, Nov. 10 and 11, all day: On-campus fundraising effort to benefit Bread for the World, Dutchess Outreach, and Lazarus House Ministries
Food Blessing, Sunday, Nov. 13, during Mass in the Chapel
Food Delivery to Dutchess Outreach, Nov. 14 or 15
Hunger Meal, Thursday, Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m., Student Center Cabaret. Tickets will be sold in Donnelly Hall and at the Dining Hall Monday, Nov. 15 – Wednesday Nov. 16.
Petition Day, Monday, Nov. 21

Also, at the Nov. 15 Women’s Basketball game against Seton Hall, there will be a special "educational" event at the beginning of the game about hunger in Dutchess County. The Seton Hall team is bringing food with them, and the first 1,000 students who come will receive a "Feed the Fox" t-shirt. The event is a team effort on the part of the Women’s Basketball team, Campus Ministry, and Catholic Charities of Dutchess County. 

In addition, 50/50 raffle tickets will be sold at the Nov. 12 Marist vs. Dayton football game and the women’s and men’s basketball games on Nov. 15, 16, and 29.

 For more information on Hunger Awareness Month, contact Campus Ministry by email or call (845) 575-3000, ext. 2275.

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