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National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (November 11-18, 2017) is a national endeavor by the National Coalition for the Homeless to promote education, action, and awareness about hunger and homelessness. Volunteer New York!’s Volunteer Hunger Relief Corps team is sponsoring this important effort in Westchester and Rockland through a series of awareness and volunteer projects available to everyone in our community.
 
The Volunteer New York Hunger Relief Corps is made possible by a Volunteer Generation Fund grant from the New York State Commission on National and Community Service.
 

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UnHunger Games

 
 
 
As part of National Hunger Week Volunteer New York! parterned with local schools to create the first Hudson Valley UnHunger Games. From November 13th to November 16th participating schools rallied to collect the most food and raise the most awareness for local Hunger Relief! The participating schools in this challenge are Sleepy Hollow High School, Alexander Hamilton High School (Elmsford), and Ossining High School.

In addition to being tasked with collecting the most food donations, each school competed to produce the most outstanding hunger awareness social media posts to help bring attention to this cause and the local need, which is sometimes hidden in our community in plain sight. Check out #unhungergames posts to see what they produced!
 

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Hunger Week 2017 Volunteer Opportunities

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