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Hunger and Homelessness Education


November 15-16, 2013 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 center.

Poverty Simulation

Date:  Sept. 13, 2013

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:  KAV

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.

Urban Poverty Experience and Service Trip (Lancaster City)

The Center for Community and Civic Engagement is sponsoring a trip to Lancaster City to experience life as a homeless individual lives.  Spend the weekend living in a shelter, using public transportation, and helping with special service projects within the shelter. Face the challenges of sharing a communal living space in a shelter and living from meal to meal. 

Dates: November 22-23, 2013

Cost: $20 plus a new or gently used board game

Rural Poverty Experience and Service Trip (Lancaster County)

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.

Dates: April 2014

Cost: $20 with a new or gently used board game, or and $30 CCCE will purchase the game.

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week: November 17-23, 2013

 Community Food drive at Darrenkamps Food Market in Elizabethtown  Nov.  15-16, 2013

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 ) 

 Hunger and Homelessness Experience and Service Trip in Lancaster City Nov. 22-13. Registration is required 1st come first serve.  Cost: $20 plus a new or gently used board game



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