Each year the Committee of 19 hosts various events where all students interested in learning about fighting hunger can become more involved. Following our mission, these events focus on fundraising, awareness raising of poverty- and hunger-related issues, and advocating the political will to end hunger.
Mark your calendars for October 15th -19th as the Committee of 19 hosts Hunger Week here on the Plains. Each year the Committee of 19 hosts various events where all students interested in learning about fighting hunger can become more involved. Following our mission, these events focus on fundraising, awareness raising of poverty- and hunger-related issues, and service events to end hunger. This year, Hunger Week will include:
Tuesday, October 16th: The Empty Bowls Banquet
Wednesday, October 17th: Beat Hunger Bar Crawl
Saturday, October 20th: Live feed of the AU vs. Vandy game, with The Hunger (tailgating) Games and free food!
We will also be selling Hunger Week T-shirts with the Hunger Week logo on them on the concourse for $10. For more information and a full schedule of events, see our Facebook event page. We would love for everyone to find and participate in the Hunger Week events they are most interested in, as we come together to fight hunger and make a difference in the lives of people who are dealing with hunger right here in Lee County and around the world!
While events vary from year-to-year, below are descriptions
of some past favorites.
Hunger Week occurs during the fall of every year and is based around World Food Day. It consists of a wide variety of events sponsored by nearly every college on campus.
Click here to learn more about the week's events.
Beat Hunger Bash
The Beat Hunger Bash is an entertainment/grilling event which has recently become part of Auburn's annual Hunger Week activities. This event includes live music, free food, celebrity judges, and a heated grill-off competition between various student organizations. Over the past two years, the Beat Hunger Bash has raised around $1000 and nearly 1000 lbs of food for the East Alabama Food Bank!
In the past, we have gathered a large group of students and walked 60 miles from Auburn's campus to the steps of the state capitol in Montgomery. Why? In order to demonstrate our dedication, raise awareness, and promote the political will to end hunger! Last year we decided to focus more on promoting service, and instead walked to the local community of Notasulga. Once in Notasulga, we spent the weekend roofing houses, working a mobile food pantry, and hosting a community forum at a local church.
Refugee Camp Simulation
The Refugee Camp Simulation on Cater Lawn began with the goal of bringing awareness to the millions of displaced individuals worldwide. This continuous two-day event exposed students to the harsh realities of refugee life by replicating the conditions and atmosphere these individuals face. Students slept overnight in tents, cooked and ate authentic rations, and listened to speakers share their firsthand accounts of life in a refugee camp.