Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week at TWU

LTNP Staff at Willson HouseLove Thy Neighbor Project at Tennessee Wesleyan University is dedicated to tackling food insecurity problems among McMinn County residents and students. The organization is participating in national Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week this holiday season to continue this fight.

 

LTNP is accepting donations of winter clothing, such as coats or boots, and non-perishable food items. These items can be dropped off at donation boxes throughout campus, as well as at Willson House on the TWU campus from Nov. 16-20. Donated items will be distributed through the mobile and campus food pantries the following Tuesday. These distribution events require masks and adherence to social distancing procedures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

In addition to the clothing and food drives, Love Thy Neighbor Project is also participating in several campus events, including convocation on Nov.16: “Bridging the Gap: Addressing Food Insecurity in McMinn County” and a documentary screening on Nov.17, Storied Streets.

 

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual program with many different participating organizations coming together for education, advocating, and fundraising events. HH Week is sponsored by the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness. For more information and resources log onto HHWeek.org.

 

For any questions or more information, contact Love Thy Neighbor Project at lovethyneighbor@tnwesleyan.edu or call 423-746-3243.