Many children go to school without a good breakfast and may not know when their next meal will come once they leave school for the weekend. It’s been said that most people are one paycheck away from homelessness. Families across the nation are making tough financial choices every day between food, shelter, medication and basic necessities.
Nov. 10-18, 2018 is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. This annual spotlight on the issues was founded in 1975 at Villanova University. Sponsored by the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness, the week draws attention to poverty. More than 700 high schools, colleges and community groups across the nation raise awareness for hunger and homelessness.
In the U.S., 43.1 million people live below the poverty level. Each year, 3.5 million people end up sleeping in parks, under bridges, in shelters or in their cars. On a typical night, statistics suggest you’ll find 549,000 people homeless. The number of Americans at risk of hunger is estimated to be 42 million.
If hunger and homelessness are issues that you’re passionate about and you’d like to join the national Hunger and Homelessness Awareness effort by planning activities, visit hhweek.org to learn more.
As we move toward the Thanksgiving holiday, we’re thankful for all of these organizations working to address the needs of our neighbors.
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