Hunger and Homelessness Education
November 9-10, 2012 at Darrenkamps Food Market, Elizabethtown
Please consider donating nonperishable food items.
All food will be donated to local food banks.
The following activities have been planned at Elizabethtown College to promote hunger and homeless awareness.
For more information on any of these events, please stop by the office.
Rural Poverty Experience and Service Trip
The Center for Community and Civic Engagement is sponsoring a service trip to Gap Family Center in Gap, Pennsylvania to explore the topic of rural poverty. Students will be introduced to the various hardships a person living in poverty experiences on a daily basis. The participants will be serving dinner, engaging and playing games with the families in attendance, listening to speakers from community organizations, and touring the local area. Students will be leaving at approximately 12:30pm on April 12th and returning to campus on April 13th around 1:30pm. The trip will be an eye-opening experience for all in attendance.
Dates: Friday, April 12th to Saturday, April 13th
Cost: $20 with a new or gently used board game, or and $30 CCCE will purchase the game.
Global Gateway Experience Trip
Date: Sept. 21-22, 2012
Time: Sept. 21th 11:00am to Sept. 22 4:00pm
Location: 16869 Taylors Landing Road Sharpsburg, MD 21782
Registration is required, first come first serve Cost: $65.00 per person plus transportation For trip details contact the Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE).
Description: Through a collaborative effort with Heifer International, Shepherd's Spring Outdoor Ministry Center offers a powerful global education experience through the Heifer Global Village. The Heifer Global Village programs offer the extraordinary opportunity for people to experience some of the challenges of global hunger and poverty – and come away with a re-energized determination to be part of the solution.
Date: Sept. 28, 2012
Time: 9:00-11:30am. Please arrive at 8:45am to prepare for the event. (2 half hour experiences) The first session is reserved for the Education Department.
Location: Thompson Gym
Registration is required, first come first serve, Cost: $9.00 per person fee.
Description: The Poverty Simulation is a profoundly moving experience. It provokes thought, emotion and insightful conversation about the realities of poverty and how entire communities need to work together to address the problem. Most importantly, it moves people to get involved and make a difference!
The Community Action Program (CAP) of Lancaster County’s poverty simulation is a series of role playing scenarios that give participants the opportunity to learn about the realities of poverty and its effects. People adopt a new persona and a family profile that they must live with for the duration of the exercise.
They must navigate through daily tasks that many of us take for granted. During four 15-minute “weeks” those assigned adult roles try to maintain their home, feed their families, send their children to school, maintain utility services while trying to navigate local support and resources.
Chocolate & Poverty" Workshop Description
Date: Oct. 6, 2012
Registration is required, first come first serve, free.
Description: The CCCE will host a workshop on poverty. Presented by Stacey Spangenburg and colleague from Milton Hershey School.
Utilizing poverty statistics and the research of people like Dr. Ruby Payne, Dr. Donna Beagle, and Jonathan Kozol, this workshop addresses the characteristics and traits of students/families in poverty. Topics include: the "hidden rules" among the classes, the behavior patterns of many in poverty, assessing resources available to families, and how economic realities affect daily living. The workshop will include video clips from the PBS documentary "People Like Us", group discussion and exercises, and lecture. Participants will receive handouts including the training outline, a listing of recommended resources and a poverty fact sheet.
An optional tour of the Milton Hershey School will be offered at 1:00pm free of charge and transportation will be provided.
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week: November 12-17, 2012
Community Food drive at Darrenkamps Food Market in Elizabethtown Nov. 9 -10, 2012
Campus Holiday Food Drive to provide Thanksgiving meals for needy local families. Look for boxes in the BSC and Nicarry 2nd floor to donate food or contact CCCE.
Service Projects with Central PA Food bank and shelters/soup kitchens throughout the week (to get involved or for more information please contact the office )
Tea at Three speaker from Central PA Food Bank Nov. 13 3:00 BC 258 no registration is required, free and open to the public.
Hunger and Homelessness Experience and Service Trip in Lancaster City Nov. 16-17 Registration is required 1st come first serve. Cost: TBD