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Helping the homeless and hungry, college students look into the face of poverty

Each year, one week before Thanksgiving, National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign against Hunger and Homelessness co-sponsor National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

This year, from Sunday, Nov. 14, to Saturday, Nov. 20, a number of area organizations and communities take part in the nationwide effort to bring greater awareness to the problems of hunger and homelessness.

Students at Cazenovia College have planned several activities to heighten awareness of the plight of the hungry and homeless. On Wednesday, Nov. 17, Cazenovia students will take part in a "Day" Fast, a traditional "soup line" in the dining hall, and the "One Night Without a Home" Awareness Sleep Out.

A number of other activities and events are scheduled around Madison County during the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, including a canned food drive, and the Hunger and Homeless Hygiene Challenge. For more information contact Sandi Bain at 697-3588, or visit capmadco.org.

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