Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week
This program began at Villanova University in 1975 under the direction of Fr. Ray Jackson, OSA. It sparked a movement of colleges who instituted similar weeks based on the HHAW model. In association with the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) and the National Student Campaign against Hunger and Homelessness, over 750 school communities across the nation take part in Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week each November.
What is HHAW?
In this annual event sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Center for Peace and Justice Education, the Villanova community discusses the root causes of poverty, especially food insecurity and homelessness. We raise awareness through education, show solidarity with those who are hungry and homeless, take immediate actions, and advocate for broader, long-term solutions that address systemic causes.