Each November, we recognize Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. It’s a chance not only to raise awareness of issues of hunger and homelessness that affect our nation and our communities but also a chance to give back and do acts of service that will truly make a difference in people’s lives. Hunger and homelessness affect far more people than we likely realize. It’s not just the men you see outside asking for money. It’s also the school kids who can’t afford hot lunch, and the teens surviving on one meal a day, and the women sleeping on friends couches each night.
In 2019, Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is November 16th through November 24th.
Here are some startling facts: 43.1 million Americans live below the poverty line. On an average night, over half a million Americans are homeless. 20% of American children live in poverty.