Welcome to 100 Hours of Poverty, an experiential poverty awareness event. 100 Hours asks you spend four days and four hours walking in the shoes of one person experiencing “food insecurity.” Following some simple guidelines, you will be asked to make meal choices on just a few dollars a day - - the same kinds of food choices made by families living at or below the federal poverty level every day across the country.
The program begins on Saturday, November 10, 2011 at 8:00 am, and runs through Wednesday, November 14, 2011 at 12:00 pm. Each participant will be asked to spend no more than $27.49 on food for the entire 100 hours. In the 100th hour, the St. John’s University community is invited to a buffet lunch and panel discussion about food insecurity, our social safety net, and volunteer opportunities for helping to end hunger.