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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire


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UW-Eau Claire To Hold
Hunger Awareness Activities

MAILED: Oct. 2, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has a variety of activities planned in conjunction with Hunger Awareness Week, Oct. 13-18.
         At noon Friday, Oct. 11, the Alpha Phi Omega service organization will organize a neighborhood food drive. Members will bring grocery bags to neighborhoods adjacent to campus throughout the afternoon. Residents are invited to fill the bags with food donations for the Feed My People Food Bank to be picked up by APO members on Thursday, Oct. 17, beginning at 6 p.m.
         At 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Carson Park, the university community and campus organizations can participate in the Community CROP Walk for Hunger. Call Janet Carson at 834-3858 for more information.
         Beginning Monday, Oct. 14, and continuing through Friday, Oct. 18, labeled containers will be located at all food service cash registers and residence hall front desks to collect “Change Hunger” cash donations.
         Starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, Outdoor Recreation and Habitat for Humanity will sponsor “Shanty Town” on the campus mall. Participants are encouraged to bring food donations. The Feed My People Food Bank van will be parked near Shanty Town from 7 to 9 p.m. Call Dan Langlois at 836-3616 for more information.
         The Student Organizations Complex will sponsor the 19th annual World Food Day teleconference from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Davies Theater. The topic is “Hungry Farmers: A National Security Issue for All.” The featured guest presenter is Dr. Michael Lipton, head of the poverty research unit at Sussex University and adviser to several international agencies. Faculty, students and community members are encouraged to attend. Call Paul Butrymowicz at 836-3855 for more information.
         A residence hall Can Sculpture Contest, sponsored by United Hall Council, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on upper campus. Call January Boten at 836-3422 for more information.
         A campus food collection is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Friday. The Feed My People Food Bank van will be parked near Davies Center to receive neighborhood food drive collections from APO, donations from the United Hall Council Can Sculpture Contest and any other food donations from the campus community.
         The athletics department is inviting players and spectators to bring food donations to the volleyball and soccer matches scheduled during Hunger Awareness Week.
         The music department is sponsoring a food drive to go along with its a A capella Extravaganza. The Feed My People Food Bank will be parked in front of Zorn Arena from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to collect food donations from concert attendees.
         Other campus sponsors and participating organizations or departments include the Residence Hall Advisory Board, the Association of Student Social Workers, the Student Homeless Awareness Chapter and the Service Learning office.
         Feed My People Food Bank is a regional non-profit organization working to end hunger in 13 counties in western Wisconsin. For more information on the food bank, call Neil Hovind at 835-9415.

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Judy Berthiaume
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Updated: October 3, 2002