16th Annual Hunger Symposium

Tue Oct 4, 2022 at 02:10 PM

BRCC Raises Hunger Awareness with Week of Activities

Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (BRAFB) are partnering once again to raise the profile of hunger, both locally and abroad. The 16th Annual Virginia Hunger Symposium is designed not only to raise awareness, but to work toward solutions for a problem that plagues local communities, the nation and the world.

All proceeds benefit the BRAFB. Public events include:

Fundraiser: Baja Bean Taco Salad to Go

Monday, Oct 24; 12-2pm; Houff Cafeteria

Suggested $5 donation for meal. Join us for lunch and live music by Pasquale Dimeo!


3 v 3 Basketball Tournament

Tuesday, Oct 25; 5pm; Rec Center    

Suggested registration fee is one can of food to support the VA Hunger Symposium. Men’s, women’s, and/or co-ed teams will participate. 


Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser

Wednesday, Oct 26; 12-2pm (or until meals sell out); Rec Center   

Suggested donation of $5 for a boxed meal consisting of sandwich, chips, and cookie.


Empty Bowl Dinner  

Wednesday, Oct 26; 6 pm; P126    

The Empty Bowl Dinner raises funds and awareness for the VA Hunger Symposium. $15 minimum donation includes soup & beverages. Tickets are $15 in advance or at the door. Contact: Dr. Rebecca Evans, evansr@brcc.edu 


Garden Demo

Thursday, Oct. 27; 10:30am; P104

Naomi Jones of Staunton’s Jones Gardens (http://www.jonesgarden.org/) will instruct and demo how to use a small space to grow food.


DEI Fireside Chat: Empathy

Oct. 27; 12:30am; P126

Join students and employees for a discussion about empathy. Sponsored by BRCC Diversity Club, Diversity & Inclusion Council, and Beyond the Blue.