Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
Nov. 16-20 Event
No one should have to worry about whether they will have food on their plate or a roof over their head. But the reality is that hunger and homelessness are widespread problems that affect far too many people. Even college campuses are not immune.
Join us as Palo Alto College's S.H.A.R.E Center hosts Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Faculty, staff, and volunteers from Palo Alto College will spend the week holding educational, community service, and advocacy events to address these critical issues.
Monday, Nov. 16
PAC Real Talk
An introduction to the week by Monica Jimenez-Ayala, Dean of Student Success, around the theme, and the impact it has on our community and college students.
11 a.m. - Noon
A National Call to Action to End Homelessness – Watch the first in a series of Housing NOW! 2020 webinars. Host Jeff Olivet interviews Maria Foscarinis, John Parvensky, and Donald Whitehead, as they discuss The Movement to End Homelessness: 1980 to present.
Tuesday, Nov. 17
Panel and Discussion: Addressing Hunger and Homelessness
Palo Alto College faculty and staff discussion on the local issues, what the College has done in the past, where we are today, and what we plan to do next in addressing hunger and homelessness.
Action and Opportunity
The Alamo College District Advocacy Centers, in partnership with the San Antonio Food Bank, will hold a day dedicated to helping students register for federal SNAP (food stamp) benefits.
Alamo College students can call the District helpline at 210-486-1111, and students will be referred to their home school campus.
Wednesday, Nov. 18
Mental Health, Hunger and Homelessness: Food for Your Mood, How Diets Affect Mental Health
We all know about the importance of proper nutrition and physical health; but how does what we eat affect our focus and emotional well-being? In this webinar, participants will learn about the connection between nutrition and mental health – the prevalence of mental illness, brain facts, what the studies show nutrition guidelines, and tips for improving your diet.
Thursday, Nov. 19
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Palo Alto College will celebrate its 10th Annual America Recycles Day Fashion Show on November 19, 2020. The national event teaches individuals how to create a more sustainable environment. The event is a collaboration of cosmetology and geology students and faculty, Club Earth, the Logistics Club, the S.H.A.R.E. Center, and community organizations and businesses like CPS Energy and Goodwill. Since January 2009, Palo Alto College has rescued nearly 600,000 pounds of plastic, glass, metal, paper, and cardboard. Palo Alto College hopes to continue to spread the word about the importance of recycling.
3-4 p.m. (pre-recorded)
Food Demo: Meals on a Budget with Healthy Neighborhoods
Join us for a food demonstration featuring chicken tacos with sautéed veggies (tortilla and lettuce wrap option). The FAQ portion of the presentation will address commonly asked questions about the recipe, pricing on each recipe item, and recommendations for grocery shopping on a budget.
iGrad Launch Party: Financial resources for grocery shopping with Trellis Company
Join Palo Alto College and Trellis Company for a fun, interactive event to learn about iGrad, PAC's financial literacy software, free for all PAC students. Students will explore iGrad, create free accounts, and have a chance to win prizes by participating in financial literacy and PAC trivia.
Friday, Nov. 20
Palo Alto College and the San Antonio Food Bank are hosting a Pop-UpMarket to provide healthy food to students, employees, and the surrounding community through a no-contact, drive-through event. We need your help making this event a success for our community! Employees, students and members of the community are encouraged to volunteer. Temperature checks and mask wearing will be required of all volunteers.