King’s Students Participate in Hunger for Justice Week

King's College, Wilkes-Barre, Penn

In keeping with Holy Cross founder Blessed Basil Moreau’s commitment to service to the poor, students at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., are participating in Hunger for Justice Week – Nov. 12-18, 2012 – through a series of events on campus.

The week of events began Monday with a 60-hour homeless experience. Students are taking two-hour shifts during the day and four-hour shifts at night living outside in a box. Other events include:

  • On Monday, “Weigh the Waste” also took place in the dining hall during lunch and dinner hours. A dance party followed at 7 p.m. at Ruth’s Place, a homeless shelter for women.
  • Today students are participating in “Poet of Poverty,” a video and student reflection.
  • On Wednesday, students will spend the afternoon with the children of the Learning Works afterschool program, which serves about 100 low-income kids from the Wilkes-Barre Area School District. A candle light vigil at Monarch Court begins at 8 p.m.
  • On Thursday, students are encouraged to “Fast for Hunger” by forgoing their dinner in the dining hall and donating the cost of their meal to feed the hungry. There also will be a “Hunger Banquet” in Moreau Auditorium at 6 p.m.
  • On Friday, food donations will be collected and distributed to Ruth’s Place and “King’s Got Talent” will be at 7 p.m. in Burke Auditorium.
  • On Saturday, there will be a food distribution service project and a dinner and play with seniors of the Charles T. Adams Senior Center beginning at 6 p.m.
  • “Undie Sunday” will include collection of new underwear and socks after all Masses.

You can find out more about The Kind’s Hunger for Justice Week activities by reading a story on the website or check out the schedule from Campus Ministry.

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