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Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week Nov. 13-19

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Article Published: Nov. 3, 2011 | Modified: Nov. 20, 2011

The public is invited to view “Easy Street,” a documentary about homelessness, and participate in The Gobbler 5K to raise money for students’ service-learning opportunities as part of events during Appalachian State University’s Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week Nov. 13-19.

The feature-length film “Easy Street,” which depicts the lives of homeless people in St. Petersburg, Fla., will be shown Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in I.G. Greer Auditorium, followed by a panel discussion with local experts on hunger and homelessness issues. Admission is free.

The Gobbler 5K will be held Saturday, Nov. 19, at 8:30 a.m. at Duck Pond Field. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Runners and walkers are welcome.

Sponsored by the group Appalachian and the Community Together, the 5K will raise money to benefit the ACT Leigh Lane Edwards Scholarship for international service learning. Once the race is completed, fresh cobbler will be served. For more information, go to events during Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week include a day of service at Hospitality House, an Oxfam Hunger Banquet, poverty simulation, sleep out on Sanford Mall, a one-week food stamp challenge, and a “can-struction” event during which engineering and interior design students will create structures out of cans.

In addition, the Appalachian Student Ambassadors will collect canned food Nov. 7-11 at the Plemmons Student Union Marketplace from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and in Trivette Hall from 5 to 10 p.m. each day.For a complete schedule of events, visit

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