Did you know on any given night, there are over 600,000 homeless people in the U.S.? In fact, the average age of a homeless person in the U.S. is nine years old. The Edgewood and Ellis (Squad) Leadership in University Housing would like to invite students to the area’s signature program, Boxing Hunger. Boxing Hunger is an opportunity to take a stance and raise awareness about hunger and homelessness in conjunction with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. This program allows students to create a home out of a box and spend the night with other students, learning about hunger and homelessness in the country, in the city of Atlanta and even in the Georgia State University community.
Boxing Hunger starts on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 5 p.m. and ends on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 9 a.m. The event will take place in Dahlberg Hall (30 Courtland Street). The agenda for the program includes community service, interactive activities, movies, guest speakers and a large interactive simulation to promote awareness. There will also be free food, music and fellowship. To sign up, please go to the Boxing Hunger Sign Up page and submit the information by November 7, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.