Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness WeekStudents will be sleeping outside in the Dell as part of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Students seek sponsors for each night to raise money for two long-term residential programs in Lynchburg: Miriam’s House, for homeless women and children, and Gateway, for homeless men in recovery. 

For more than a decade LC has observed Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week to educate the LC community about the realities of homelessness and hunger. The goal is to provide means of action for students and staff to help with the issues of hunger and homelessness globally, nationally, and locally.


Saturday, November 3

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Poverty Conference

Hopwood Auditorium

Registration required

Contact Edgar Wharton for registration forms at

Sunday, November 4

Day of Fasting

Donate money you save to LC Cares: Cash or check may be dropped off or mailed to the Chaplain’s Office at 500 Brevard St. Make checks out to Lynchburg College and put LC Cares in the memo line.

Monday, November 5-9

Solidarity Sleepers sleep out in the Dell

Monday, November 5

Wasted food weigh-in at lunch and dinner in the cafeteria

5:30 p.m.

Hunger Banquet in the East Room.  Some participants get only bread and water while others get a full meal.

Wednesday, November 7

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Offering of letters will take place at a table in the Burton foyer and in Schewel. The idea is to hand-write letters to our legislators on matters of hunger in our country and world.

5-7 p.m.

National Coalition of Homelessness Speakers

Advocacy, Public Policy, and Alternative Views of Homelessness by speakers David Pirtle and Eric Sheptock

Hopwood Hall Room 14

Contact Edgar Wharton for more information at

Thursday, November 8

All-day clothing drive for donations of gently used clothing that can be dropped off or picked up by the Office of Community Involvement Office.  We will be donating the used clothes to the Salvation Army Shelter.

9:30- 10:30 p.m. Movie shorts (TBA)

Saturday, November 10

Ballroom 4-8 p.m.

Art for Change Quilt for Warmth (Silent Art Auction of art donated from community and students, as well as making quilts for the homeless)

Contact Edgar Wharton to donate art or quilting supplies at

The week’s events are sponsored by Office of Community Involvement, Bonner Leaders, LC Catholic Community, Spiritual Life Center, and the Campus Sustainability Committee. For more information, contact Chris Gibbons at 544-8640.