Minnesota State Mankato Announces Activities to Support National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

November 09, 2021 | News Story

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Office of Community Engagement announced a variety of upcoming activities that support National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, which runs from Nov. 13-21.

On Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., University Dining Services will host its annual “chili cookoff” in Centennial Student Union’s MavAve (located on the first floor of Centennial Student Union). The event is open to the public, and the cost to sample chili is $2 or a donation of canned goods. Proceeds will benefit Campus Kitchen. For more information, contact Devyn Rohlk at devyn.rohlk@mnsu.edu or 507-389-1289.

On Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 7:15-10 p.m., students in Dale Haefner’s music management and concert production class are sponsoring “Can Jam 2,” a food donation drive to support Campus Kitchen at Hooligans (located in Madison East Center at 1400 E. Madison Ave.). The event is free to the public, and musical entertainment will be provided throughout the evening. Individuals donating non-perishable food items will receive one raffle ticket per food item for a raffle drawing featuring prizes donated by local businesses and individuals. Raffle winners must be present to win. A grand prize drawing will take place at 9:45 p.m. For more information, contact Dale Haefner at dale.haefner@mnsu.edu or 507-389-5549.

On Friday evening, Nov. 19 through Saturday morning, Nov. 20, a group of Minnesota State Mankato students will participate in an annual “Homelessness Awareness Sleepout” event, with activities designed to educate about poverty and homelessness. For more information, contact Minnesota State Mankato’s Office of Community Engagement at 507-389-6076.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,546 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

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