Auraria Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (AHHA)

November 14th-16th was our 8th Annual Tri-institutional Auraria Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (AHHA)! The event was open to all and included community education, resource connections, food pantries resources, FREE Cooking classes, Lunette Cup giveaways, Share Meals App sign-ups, FREE FOOD, and much more! 
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Program Itinerary

Nov. 14 10:30am-2pm
Tivoli Turnhalle

  • Free Food
  • Clothing Swap
  • Lunette Cup Giveaway
  • Share Meals
  • Resource Fair

Nov. 15 10:30am-2pm
Tivoli Turnhalle

  • Free Food
  • Clothing Swap
  • Lunette Cup Giveaway
  • Share Meals
  • Resource Fair

Nov. 16 10:30am-6pm
Tivoli Garage Lounge

  • Free Food
  • Clothing Swap
  • Share Meals
  • Resource Fair
  • Free Cooking Class (12:15pm)
  • "The Right to Rest" Film (4:00pm)
Programs and Resources Available
Free Food Available
Offered by We Don't Waste, SCORSCares Mobile Food Pantry, & Cooking Matters cooking class, and more!

Click these links to learn more about
SCORSCares and Cooking Matters.
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Clothing Swap
Clothing donation collection will be Nov 1 through Nov 16th. Donations can be dropped at collection boxes around campus or in Tivoli room 346.
Please only donate clean, re-usable clothing (not ripped, stained, or worn out)
Swap clothes (donate and/or take new-to-you clothing) at AHHA Week Nov 14-16th in the Turnhalle and Garage Lounge.
Lunette Cup Free Giveaway
To help the fight against menstrual and gender inequality, the ASCP is partnering with the Phoenix Center distribute Lunette Menstrual Cups free of charge to all of the the Auraria Campus Community. Come find our table at AHHA and help put an end to menstrual related inequity, discrimination, and waste.

Cups and educational materials will be available everyday at the AHHA event. In addition, there will be two private events in the ASCP office (Tivoli 364) where questions can be asked in a discrete setting. Stop by to learn more
Nov. 16 @ 11:45-12:15 and Nov. 18 @ 10:30-12:30
Resource Fair
This event has been developed by a tri-institutional committee on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver to share community education and resource connections surrounding food and housing insecurities. The event will include resource office representatives from each respective institution on campus as well as all organizations from the greater Denver community. Partners will be offering free food, free personal care kits, free menstrual cups, free wardrobe upgrades, advice on food stamp eligibility, recommendations on doubling EBT dollars, direct connections to full-person health care resources, and so much more!

Partners Include:

Institutional: Phoenix Center, MSU Denver Student Care Center, MSU SCORCARES Mobile Food Pantry, CCD SPARC, CCD Human Services, CU Denver Student Life, Student Advisory Council to the Auraria Board, The Student Advisory Committee - MSU Denver, Student Government Assembly - CU Denver & CCD, ASCP Advisory Committee, & MSU Denver Hospitality Department.

Community: Lunette Cup, Share Meals, Cooking Matters, Right to Rest, We Don't Waste, Double Up on Food Bucks, Adventure Kids, & Denver Health Services, Aspero.
Cooking Matters Cooking Class
Free cooking class Nov 16 from 12:15 - 1:15 pm in Tivoli Garage Lounge
Join Coming Matters for a FREE, interactive class to discuss
  • Reading nutrition facts labels
  • Reading and using unity process
  • The difference between fresh, frozen, and canned produce
  • Identifying whole grains
Right to Rest Film Viewing
Live viewing and conversation Nov 16 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm in Tivoli Garage Lounge

"The Right to Rest" is a film that follows the trajectories of Denver Homeless Out Loud and Colorado Village Collaborative towards the construction of Beloved Community Village, Denver’s first Tiny House Village for people coming from homelessness. The film sheds light on issues surrounding homelessness - from the criminalization of homelessness to the affordable housing crisis to the stigma surrounding the homeless population. At its heart, "The Right to Rest" explores what it means to make Denver a "world class city" and for whom."

To learn more visit 
https://filmfreeway.com/TheRighttoRest
Share Meals
Join us in our fight against hunger and food waste on campus by using the Share Meals app! Sign up to see which events around campus have food that will be available to community members. You can find free food nearby through Share Meals; see how much is available and how long it’s up for grabs. The app also has a list of centers across campus where students can find free food, personal care items, and other helpful resources. Sign up today by downloading the app on your phone or by using the web version!

To learn more visit
sustainbleauraria.org/sharemeals
Special Thanks to the Collaborative Planning Committee
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See a recap of the 7th Annual AHHA Event below.