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BRCC raises hunger awareness with week of activities

Mon Oct 15, 2018 at 01:17 PM

Annual Virginia Hunger Symposium features a theatrical performance, panel discussions and other events centered on domestic and international hunger.

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 12th 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. To date, the Virginia Hunger Symposium has collected enough food and funds to provide 341,462 meals.

Presentation: Eating Healthy on the Go and On a Budget

Monday, Oct 22; 9:30 am; P126A
Facilitator: Kristina Fischbach, Common Health Regional Coordinator, Shenandoah Valley Sponsored by the SGA.

Salad Bar Fundraiser

Monday, Oct 22; 12-2 pm; Houff Cafeteria
Suggested donation $5; students with BRCC ID, $4; sponsored by the SGA.

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Tuesday, Oct 23; 5 pm; 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.

Empty Bowl Dinner

Thursday, Oct 25; 6 pm; P126
Empty Bowl Dinner raises funds and awareness for the VA Hunger Symposium. $15 minimum donation includes soup & beverages; sponsored by NSLS/Enactus.

SGA Lunch2Go Food Pantry

Open during Hunger Symposium, Oct 22-25; 10 am-2 pm; Student Activities Office-G163
Students who need food assistance may receive one bag per month with their BRCC ID. Strictly confidential. Sponsored by the SGA.