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30 Days Of Giving 2017 – Day 23: Westchester CC Plays the UnHunger Games

Westchester Community College students stand behind a table of orange bags filled with food donations.

Students at SUNY Westchester Community College took part in activities to promote food independence. It is estimated that 200,000 Westchester County residents — about 1 in 5 in the population — are hungry or at risk of hunger.  Half of them seek emergency food regularly.  The other half seek it sporadically.

Partnered with The Food Bank for Westchester, an agency who provides emergency food for an estimated 81,400 people annually, SUNY Westchester Community College participated in the UnHunger Games. Monday, November 13th was the beginning of the week-long student challenge.  Sponsored by the Department of Student Involvement and developed in consultation with Volunteer New York, Westchester Community College pledged to fill bags of food to donate to food pantries on campus pantry and in Westchester County.

Nine Westchester Community College student clubs worked successfully to fill “FILL ME” bags for hunger with nutritious food items designated by Volunteer New York. Approximately 80 students participated in the challenge. The club with the most points received lunch paid for by the SUNY Westchester Community College Student Involvement Club.

More info about volunteerism at WCC is available through the Westchester Community College Volunteer Program


30 Days of Giving 2017:

  1. Day 1: Shopping with a Smile
  2. Day 2: Erie Community College Cook-Off for Kidneys
  3. Day 3: Stony Brook Medicine Helps in Puerto Rico
  4. Day 4: A Day of Service at Onondaga CC
  5. Day 5: New Paltz Students Make a Difference
  6. Day 6: Buffalo State College Dares to Care
  7. Day 7: Niagara County CC Students Lend A Hand for Thanksgiving
  8. Day 8: Old Westbury Helps Haiti
  9. Day 9: A Day of Service at SUNY Potsdam
  10. Day 10: Helping Animals at Hudson Valley Community College
  11. Day 11: FIT Students Help the Homeless
  12. Day 12: Morrisville Athletes Go Local For Service
  13. Day 13: SUNY Poly Gives Back Throughout the Region
  14. Day 14: SUNY Oswego Honors Those Battling Ovarian Cancer
  15. Day 15: Brockport Students Volunteer at Thanksgiving
  16. Day 16: SUNY ESF Sends Acorns to Action
  17. Day 17: Doors Open at the Columbia-Greene Community College Giving Closet
  18. Day 18: Monroe Community College Helps Walk for Water
  19. Day 19: SUNY Cortland Supports Crop Hunger Walk
  20. Day 20: Making Music at Farmingdale State to Help the Hungry
  21. Day 21: Increasing Food Security at Dutchess Community College
  22. Day 22: Addressing Food Insecurity On and Around SUNY Geneseo
  23. Day 23: Westchester Community College Plays the UnHunger Games
  24. Day 24: Binghamton University Builds University Assisted Community Schools
  25. Day 25: Mohawk Valley Community College Gives Back To Their Community
  26. Day 26: SUNY Oneonta Students Help Area Children Learn
  27. Day 27: Rockland Community College Comes Together to Aid Puerto Rico
  28. Day 28: Empire State College Donates to Caribbean Relief
  29. Day 29: Schenectady County Community College Students Provide Support to Foster Families
  30. Day 30: Raising Guiding Eyes at SUNY Delhi
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Written by Sarah Petrak

Sarah Petrak is a student assistant with the Office of Communications and New Media for SUNY System Administration. She is a studying Public Policy at the University at Albany.




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