Dordt College News

Hunger Awareness Week on Dordt’s campus

March 29, 2011

The junior social work students at Dordt College are drawing attention to the issue of hunger in the United States during Hunger Awareness Week (March 28-April 1). The United States is one of the wealthiest nations in the world, yet 14.6 percent of U.S. households are at risk of being hungry. One in four children live in households that are considered “food insecure” according to The students and faculty are planning several events throughout the week to help build awareness of this issue.

American Violet will be shown on Tuesday, March 29. The film, beginning at 7 p.m. in SB101, is a fact-based drama that follows the story of an innocent single mother caught up in a high-profile drug raid.

The community is invited to The Grille, located in the lower level of the Dordt College Campus Center, for the annual social work pancake supper on Wednesday, March 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is $2 or two canned food items (free will donations are also accepted). All food and earnings raised will go to Mid-Sioux Opportunity.

On Saturday, April 2, students are invited to participate in Dordt’s version of the Amazing Race, where groups of five will join in a fun and friendly competition that will involve serving in the community. The race will run from noon to 3 p.m. beginning in the lower level of the Campus Center. Each team must have a camera and a car. Team themes and colors are encouraged. Prizes will be awarded to the teams that best complete the various challenges.

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