Hunger and Homelessness Week


November 16th - 23rd


Service Saturday

Participate in a volunteer project Saturday morning with your friends!


Canned Good Sculpture Contest

RSOs are invited to create a sculpture using only canned goods. A winner will be picked and the canned goods will be donated to the Lebanon Food Pantry!

Change for Change

Members of the McKendree Community Action Team will be hitting the dorms to collect change to donate to charity at 9pm!


During the Sleep-out, students sleep right in the McKendree Quad from 8:30 p.m. to 7:30 am!  Activities include building a cardboard house, a trivia game, learning survival tricks and more.


Empty Bowls Brown Bag 

Come enjoy some cheesy potato soup and buy some handmade ceramic bowls! Each brown bag features a local service organization, with soup for $5.00 and ceramic bowls made by Dr. Brenda Boudreau, and Dr. Melissa Barfield-Works.

 Oxfam Hunger Banquet

Come learn about the global impact of income inequality. Help us right the wrongs of hunger, poverty, and social injustice with Oxfam America at McKendree University!

Legislative Action Day in PAC

Students have the opportunity to participate in a letter-writing campaign to our Illinois and United States governments to help stop hunger and homelessness.  Letters and petitions will be already typed up that students can simply sign in Piper from 11:30 to 1:00 P.M.

Service Saturday II

Participate in a volunteer project Saturday morning with your friends!


More "food" for thought

Hunger is the physical sensation resulting from not having enough food to eat. More than 8.3 million Americans are hungry, including one in every three children. More than 3.5 million Americans experience homelessness each year, thirty-five percent of which are families with children and twenty-five percent of which are people under the age of 18.


Related Links

Hunger Scholarship

Bread for the World website

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

The Campus Kitchens Project website

End Hunger Network website

National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness Website

Oxfam America website

Peter and Paul Community Services