USD Homelessness and Food Insecurity Week to Raise Awareness and Promote Engagement

From Oct. 21-24, the University of San Diego will host a series of events for Homelessness and Food Insecurity Week. The week-long event provides the campus community an opportunity to learn more about the multidimensional issues connected to homelessness through critical and creative thinking. 

From packing lunches for Father Joe's Villages to a candlelight vigil, activities will help participants to take an active role and promote positive change. 

"We want to encourage our entire campus to really think about the systemic and structural reasons for homelessness and to be involved with addressing those, as well as serving those who are in need," says USD Changemaker Hub Director Mike Williams. 

What: Homelessnesss and Food Insecurity Awareness Week

Tuesday, Oct. 22 

Packing Lunches for the Homeless: PB & Jammin'

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Candlelight Vigil for Homelessness and Food Insecurity 

8:15 to 9 p.m. at Paseo de Colachis in front of Founders Hall 


12:30 to 2 p.m., Mother Teresa Plaza outside Student Life Pavilion, adjacent to Main (east) USD Entrance

Thursday, Oct. 24

Housing and Food Access Resource Fair

Noon to 2 p.m., The Immaculata Lawn

Oct. 21 to 24

Interactive Exhibit on Homelessness and Food Insecurity

9 a.m. to 9 p.m., University Center, Room 282 across from the Torero Store


About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 9,000 students from 69 countries and 50 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. The university's eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD's Envisioning 2024 strategic plan capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.


Lissette Martinez
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