Fairfax community works to fight homelessness, hunger

Senior Yara Mowafy first thought of the idea of donating unused meal plans to homeless students while working on a project for a communication class.

Two years later, donating meal plans is out of the question, but Mowafy has managed, along with senior Jordan Bivings, to set up a Meal Plan Assistance Fund for homeless students. The fund is located in the Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs.

Students in need of emergency meal assis­tance are either referred to the Office of Case Management and Student Support or can self-identify to this office.

Students get a taste of poverty at hunger banquet

Students participating in Hunger and Homelessness Action Week were able to get a taste of what poverty is like this past Thursday.

Hunger and Homelessness Action Week kicks off

Hunger and Homelessness Action Week kicked off yesterday with a brown bag meal packing event. Throughout the rest of the week, the Mason community will be able to participate in events that highlight what it means to be homeless. (George Yanez)