Students Raise Awareness of National Hunger

by Will Duncan, Public Relations Writer

For the seventh consecutive year, Cedarville University’s social work program will lead a “Dine Out for Hunger” event in order to raise awareness of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week, November 17-22. 

“The goal of the event is to educate people about hunger and homelessness in our community,” said Julie Furj-Kuhn, assistant professor of social work. “It will also serve as a way to support area businesses.”

Participating restaurants will donate up to 50 percent of their proceeds during the campaign to the Cedar Cliff Ministerial Association (CCMA). The charitable organization will use the money to help fund a food pantry, clothing ministry, and also support a parish nurse program. Parish nurses work in a faith community to address its health issues.

Contributing restaurants and their times of participation include:

Colonial Pizza, Cedarville – Monday, Nov. 17, all day
Chipotle, Xenia – Monday Nov. 17, 4-8 p.m.
Stoney Creek Roasters, Cedarville – Tuesday, Nov. 18, all day
The Neapolitan, Cedarville – Tuesday, Nov. 18, all day
Main Street Station, Cedarville – Wednesday, Nov. 19, all day
Mom & Dad’s Dairy Bar, Cedarville – Wednesday, Nov. 19, deliveries from 5-11 p.m.
Beans-N-Cream, Cedarville – Thursday, Nov. 20, all day
Subway, Cedarville – Friday, Nov. 21, 5-8 p.m.
Mom & Dad’s Dairy Bar, Cedarville – Friday, Nov. 21, deliveries from 8-11 p.m.
Chick-fil-A, Beavercreek – Saturday, Nov. 22, all day

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.