Awareness Week at IUP, sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the
Department of Food and Nutrition, will be April 25 through May 2, 2015.
the week is a food drive to benefits local families through the Indiana County
Community Action Program’s food pantries (ICCAP). Donations will be collected
from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Valeski’s Fourth
Street Bi-Lo, Wal-Mart, Big Lots, and McDonald’s restaurants in Indiana.
Wednesday, April 29, the film, A Place at
the Table, will be shown at 6:00 p.m. at the HUB. According to the film’s
website, “A Place at the Table tells
the powerful stories of Americans who maintain their dignity even as they
struggle just to eat. In a riveting journey that will change forever how you
think about the hungry, A Place at the Tableshows how the issue could be
solved forever, once the American public decides—as they have in the past—that
ending hunger is in the best interests of us all.”
On Friday, May 1, a poverty simulation activity will be held
from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the HUB. The simulation will expose participants to
the realities of poverty by having them experience, through guided role play,
some of the difficulties that the families of their students must navigate in
order to survive on a low income. Participants in the poverty simulation must
preregister at by emailing email@example.com.