Champlain College’s Tent City spreads awareness of hunger and homelessness

Posted On November 15, 2013 By | No Comments on Champlain College’s Tent City spreads awareness of hunger and homelessness

The Champlain College Center for Service & Civic Engagement (CSCE) is holding their annual Tent City solidarity event this weekend, Friday, Nov. 15 to Tuesday, Nov. 19. The event coincides with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and is an opportunity for the greater Champlain community to become more aware of these matters on a local, national, and global level.

As in past years, the event hopes to have about 100 Champlain students, faculty and staff spend an evening between Friday and Monday in tents on Perry Lawn, with exposure to South Willard Street, and give up all technology and the comforts of home. Participants are asked to use public resources such as computers and Internet in the library and shower in the gym locker rooms on campus. Each evening in the IDX dining hall, Sodexo is providing a typical “soup kitchen” dinner menu, similar to those served in homeless shelters and food shelves, then students will partake in a nightly reflection conducted by volunteer student leaders.

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