Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week underway, documentary showing among events

See the trailer of a documentary on Homelessness, and meet the producer at the CNY premiere--part of Hunger & Homelessness Awareness week

A former homeless man who created a social media campaign to raise awareness of homelessness will be in Syracuse on Friday, as his documentary @ Home gets its Central New York premiere.

The documentary showing is one of several events planned by the Rescue Mission for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, which is underway.

Alan Thornton, with the Rescue Mission, says hunger is especially troubling because it affects children. Events planned for this week include a walk around the Gifford Street, Syracuse campus (from Clinton Square, Monday noon) and a 'sleep out' which mimics conditions the homeless live in, outside (Tuesday, 7pm, Gifford St).

The @ Home showing is Friday, 7:30pm at Eastwood's Palace Theatre. It is free, though donations of non-perishable foods and clothing are welcome. (click the link for a look at the trailer). Mark Horvath, the Binghamton native who produced the documentary, will be at the Palace for the showing.