Basic Needs

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week 2018

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HHAW 2018

A collaboration of campus units, student groups, and community organizations, Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (HHAW) 2018 marks the next step in UCI's efforts to support the needs of its students, faculty, staff, and community. Part of a nation-wide initiative, the week-long series of events, displays, and outreach aims to raise consciousness of the resources available and ways in which the UCI community can get involved. Events range from film screenings and panel discussions to service opportunities and resource outreach. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the entire Anteater community are invited to learn more and take action throughout the week.


Clash of the Cans
Fight hunger by donating non-perishable goods during UCI's annual Clash of the Cans food drive to benefit the UCI FRESH Basic Needs Hub food pantry.

UCI Humanities 2018 Campaign for the FRESH Basic Needs Hub
The School of Humanities has officially kicked off the second-annual ZotFunder fundraising campaign for the FRESH Basic Needs Hub. This year, the goal is to raise $20,000 for UCI students who either go hungry or are food insecure by Thanksgiving. The first $5,000 raised will be matched by a generous anonymous donor!
Art Installation at Viewpoint Gallery in the UCI Student Center
InSight magazine display (will be installed on 11/9 and torn down 11/16)
Student Center Terrace Tabling | 11AM-3PM
ASUCI and FRESH - Stop by for giveaways, service opportunities, and to learn about challenges college students face. Join Anteaters in Action assemble bags for donation to local shelters. 


Women in Leadership Series | 12-1PM Multipurpose Academic and Administrative Building (MPAA) 100
The Academic & Professional Women of UCI will be sharing a short film, Invisible Girl, based on the real-life experiences of Jennifer Friend ‘95. Following the film, Friend and Assistant Professor of Sociology Rachel Goldberg will share about their work on homelessness in Orange County. Registration includes lunch.


Alumni United 4 OC | 6-7:30PM | Newkirk Alumni Center
Join the UCI Alumni Association and Northwestern Alumni OC to learn how OC United Way is working to close the hunger gap.
ICS & Engineering Food Drive | 12-1PM | High Tech Plaza (Between ICS 1 and Engineering Tower)Help combat hunger at UCI by donating non-perishable goods during the ICS & Engineering Food Drive Hour. Donate 5 items, receive ICS & Engineering SWAG. Donate 10 items for an ICS tee!


Take 15 Minutes to Help the Hungry & Homeless | 11AM-1PM | Dr. White Room, Cross-Cultural Center
Make brown bag lunches for those in need, to be donated to local shelters.
Film Screening: Eating Animals | 6-8PM | FRESH Basic Needs Hub
Join FRESH for a screening of Eating Animals, an eye-opening film looking at the the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming.


Community Service Event | 10AM-12PM
Pick green beans for donation to a local soup kitchen.
ZOT ON! Bring a non-perishable food items to any of these games & receive a gift from UC Irvine Athletics at the Bren Events Center:
Monday, November 12 | UC Irvine Men’s Basketball vs. Life Pacific | 7PM
Tuesday, November 13 | UC Irvine Women’s Basketball vs. UNLV | 5PM