Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week

Posted Nov 14th 2012 2:18pm by Sakeinah Perry
One week prior to Thanksgiving the National Student Campaign against Hunger and Homelessness and National Coalition for the Homeless combine efforts to sponsor National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.
Various events are designed to help communities learn more about homelessness and help dispel negative stereotypes associated with homelessness. Participants are encouraged to volunteer with local hunger-relief agencies.
The goal of National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week hopes to bring greater understanding of the difficulties and root causes of hunger and poverty through advocacy and education. Here are 5 easy things you can do get involved in National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week:
  1. Educate yourself about hunger and poverty in your local community. Contact your local service providers for information on what hunger and poverty looks like in your community.
  2. Skip a meal. Pick one day for you and your friends and family to skip a meal. Instead of purchasing lunch or dinner, donate the money you would've spent to hungry people in your community.
  3. Organize a food drive to benefit a local hunger-relief charity. Contact your local service providers to research what items are most needed in your community.
  4. Eat on a food stamp budget for a week. In 2009, the national average benefits were $33.28 a week or $4.75 a day.
  5. Register to participate in the 2013 Souper Bowl of Caring! Join the thousands of other groups involved in our national effort.