National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

November 13, 2012 —

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week 2012

Each year, one week before Thanksgiving, the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness co-sponsor National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week (November 10-18).

Des Moines University is taking part in a nationwide effort to bring greater awareness to the problems of hunger and homelessness during this time. Here on campus the Homeless Camp Outreach student organization is asking people to pledge to skip a meal on Sunday, November 18, in support of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

Stop by the Student Education Center to make your pledge or if you can’t make it to campus consider donating the money you would have spent on that meal to help those in our community who go without on a daily basis.


With a deep love for her hometown, Nicole Branstad is pro-Des Moines and is constantly touting its many events and attractions. When she isn’t out exploring the city she likes to spend time with her husband Marcus and their son Everett. She enjoys hosting lavish dinner parties, collecting wine and buying fresh flowers at the downtown farmer’s market. Nicole works in the marketing & communications department as the online marketing-enrollment coordinator.

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