Over 25 years, through an annual auction, students in the health professions have supported New Haven nonprofits that address issues of hunger and homelessness. “They are taking a more holistic approach to the issue of not having access to food,” said second-year medical student David Dupee, one of the auction organizers, as he addressed the crowd at the auction in Café Med on Dec. 7. “They are providing access to health care providers, social workers, and other resources that really address the context in which social inequality occurs. All of these programs depend on us.”
This year, the 25th Annual Hunger and Homelessness Auction raised $13,000 that will be distributed to Y2Y New Haven, Jewish Family Services, and Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services.