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Hunger and Homelessness 2021. Educate. Serve. Advocate.

Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Events at BHCC

September- Stand Up & Speak Out: Advocating for Legislative Change

Donation Drive: back-to-school snacks
Help welcome students to the Fall 2021 semester by stocking the DISH Food Pantry with granola bars, trail mix, and other individually wrapped snacks! Your donations will help students and their families focus on their homework, projects, and other coursework.
Amazon Donation Link 

September 21, 2021 at 1 p.m.  |  Involvement Fair

DISH, Single Stop, Student Activities
Interested in learning more about the DISH Food Pantry and Single Stop Office? Visit our virtual table during the BHCC Student Activities Involvement Fair. https://tinyurl.com/4yra4xkp

September 23, 2021 at 1 p.m.  |  Involvement Fair

DISH, Single Stop, Student Activities
Interested in learning more about the DISH Food Pantry and Single Stop Office? Visit our virtual table during the BHCC Student Activities Involvement Fair.

September 23, 2021 at 2:30 p.m.  |  Scams and ID Theft: Attorney General Office Presentation

Learn how to protect yourself and your family from online scams and identity theft! This presentation by the Attorney General Office will give an overview of how to identify scams, how to report them, and other important resources.

September 28, 2021 at 1 p.m.  |  Helping Students Succeed & Graduate: The MA Hunger-Free Campus Initiative

DISH, Single Stop
College student hunger is a complex problem that requires systemic changes and advocacy on the state level. Join us to learn more about how the MA Hunger-Free Campus Initiative will reduce hunger by capacity building and the hunger-free grant program. Speakers include Molly Kepner (Greater Boston Food Bank), Laura Sylvestre (Western Food Bank of MA), and Pat Baker (Mass Law Reform).

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October- Healthy & Hygienic: Reducing Hygiene Insecurity & Period Poverty

Donation Drive: Hygiene items & Pads/Tampons
Help stock our hygiene cabinet by donating some of our popular items: shampoo, dental care products, soap bars, deodorant, pads, and tampons! These items are distributed monthly to any student who indicates need so that they are able to feel comfortable and confident.
Amazon Donation Link

Donate Winter Coats to Families in need
Donate warm winter coats at any Anton’s Cleaners, Enterprise Bank and Jordan’s furniture for local children and adults in need until January 8. Tell them it is a donation from Bunker Hill Community College and donations will go to our community partners.

Hunger to Health Collaboratory
The Hunger to Health Collaboratory (H2HC) advocates for policies that advance equity, access, and wellbeing. Leading organizations are promoting awareness between food insecurity and its connection to health outcomes. H2HC builds alliances with partners who believe that health begins with reliable access to nutritious food and promotes models, programs, and ideas that advance food security and positive health outcomes. Learn more at: hungertohealthcollaboratory.org 

October 13, 2021 at 1 p.m.  |  Providing Dignified & Reliable Access to Hygiene Supplies: A Guest Panel 

DISH, Single Stop
Learn more about hygiene insecurity and period poverty from experts in the field who focus on providing dignity and confidence to those in need. Speakers include representatives from Hope and Comfort, Catie’s Closet, and Dignity Matters.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89956489975?pwd=SERIdEcrRHFwbnRyZ2lpYml4YlhlZz09 
Meeting ID: 899 5648 9975
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October 14, 2021 at 2:30 p.m.  |  Competitive Electric Supply: Attorney General Office Presentation

Interested in learning about the competitive electric supply market? If you are a customer of an electric company in MA, you may choose to purchase electricity from competitive suppliers. Attend this presentation to learn more and hear from the experts!

Meeting link: https://maago.webex.com/maago/j.php?MTID=mfa79a0b671adb375e3f92d1a1e6c0202
Meeting number: 2307 050 8254 | Meeting password: CEDwebinar
Join by phone: 415-655-0003 | Access code: 23070508254

November: Honoring & Supporting our Veterans 

Donation Drive: Thanksgiving Items
Join the DISH Food Pantry in providing Thanksgiving staples such as mashed potato mix, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and bread/roll mix! If you are interested in donating, you may drop off items directly to the DISH Food Pantry by contacting dish@bhcc.edu or send us items from our Amazon Wish List.
Amazon Donation Link

November 9, time TBD  |  Wounded Warrior Presentation

Veterans Center, DISH, Single Stop
To commemorate and honor Veterans Day, join us for a guest speaker from the Wounded Warrior project.

November 3, 2021 at 11 a.m.  |  DISH Food Pantry: A Day in the Life 

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Go behind the scenes at the DISH Food Pantry! Join DISH Coordinator Molly Hansen for a “day-in-the-life” experience to learn more about how our inventory is sourced and organized, how we fill orders, and what special projects are in the works.

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November 4, 2021 at 6 p.m.  |  Guest Speaker: Kimi Ceridon “I Grew Up With the Shame of Food Insecurity. Decades Later, I Still Obsess Over What I Eat”

DISH, Single Stop
Join us for a conversation with Kimi Ceridon! Kimi is a former technology manager who left the tech sector to pursue a career in food and writing. Her writing focuses on food, technology, and social issues. She is a Boston area freelance writer with work featured in Bon Appetit, Dreamers Creative Writing, HerStry, For Women Who Roar, Snapdragon: A Journal of Art and Healing, The MOON Magazine, Backroads, and Culture. Follow her at NoReturnTicket.kceridon.com or @WordsbyKimi on Facebook, Instagram, Medium, and Twitter.

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November 18, 2021 at 2:30 p.m.  |  Consumer Rights: Attorney General Office Presentation

Are you interested in learning about your rights as a consumer in Massachusetts? This presentation is for you! Come learn from the experts about how MA enforces laws to protect against fraud and unfair business practices.

November TBD, 2021. |  Student Basic Needs Panel

Join Single Stop and DISH Food Pantry staff and a student panel to discuss basic needs insecurity in the Bunker Hill community.

December- Housing First: Solving Homelessness in Boston

Donation Drive: Friends of Boston’s Homeless
Friends of Boston’s Homeless is an organization that supports innovative, solution-oriented programs that help people move from the streets and shelters into safe, dignified housing. Join Bunker Hill in supporting this incredible program by giving to our Housewarming Basket donation drive. Learn more about Friends of Boston’s Homeless Program at fobh.org 
Amazon Donation Link

Donation Drive: BHCC Police Toys for Tots
Join the Bunker Hill Office of Public Safety in collecting and distributing toys to children in need in the Greater Boston community! Donations can be mailed in or dropped off to the collection bins in Student Central.

December 2, 2021 at 1 p.m.  |  Empowerment, Justice, and Resources: The Homeless Youth Handbook

DISH, Single Stop
Join Madeline Poage, creator of the Homeless Youth Handbook, to learn about resources for education, safety and stability, healthcare, employment, and more! This presentation is open to those looking for resources and for those who are interested in supporting others through homelessness and housing insecurity.

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Meeting ID: 897 9544 0828
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December 9, 2021 at 2:30 p.m.  | Landlord and Tenant Rights: Attorney General Office Presentation

Do you rent an apartment or home in Massachusetts? Join this informative presentation to learn more about your rights as a tenant and how to advocate for yourself and others.