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Make hunger disappear during Homecoming block party

October 26, 2011

ASU4Food will attempt to make hunger disappear during the ASU Homecoming block party this year.

ASU4Food is a student organization that will spell out the word “hunger” with more than 4,800 cans in a 30-foot long display during the Make Hunger Disappear event Saturday, Oct. 29, during the block party, scheduled for 12:30 p.m., following the parade at 11:30 a.m.

Each time someone donates a dollar, a can is taken down, making the word eventually disappear. At the end of the event, all of the cans and money are donated to area food banks.

Different colleges are getting involved in the event such as Barrett, The Honors College, that is taking on the challenge of making the letter “h” disappear for “honors.” The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, W. P. Carey School of Business, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, School of Sustainability and the Global Institute of Sustainability also are supporting the fight against hunger by adopting a letter in the display.

The block party is open to the public and features activities for the whole family including interactive displays, games, activities, a full kids zone and reunion tents for colleges and alumni groups. The event will take place near University Drive and College Avenue in Tempe.

ASU4Food works with St. Mary's Food Bank, United Food Bank and State Farm to spread awareness and eliminate hunger in Arizona.  ASU4Food hosts fun events for the community to become involved in the fight against hunger such as Casino Night and Hunger Action Week Movie Night. All the food and money raised goes directly back to the hungry, where one dollar can feed seven people.