Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

November 16 – 24, 2019

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual program where people come together across the country to draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness. Participating groups spend the week holding a series of educational, service, fundraising, and advocacy events.

 

 

Volunteer. Donate. Educate.

 

If your organization is planning an event during this week and you would like us to advertise it on a community calendar, please click here to complete a quick survey!

Please check back on our website at the beginning of November to see the calendar of events!

The Facts

No one should have to worry about whether they will have food on their plate or a roof over their head. But the reality is that hunger and homelessness are widespread problems that affect far too many people.

In the United States

Many Americans are living on the edge, forced to choose between basic necessities like purchasing food, paying rent, or going to the doctor.

43.1 million

Americans live below the poverty level

549,000

Americans are homeless on a typical night

42 million

Americans are at risk of suffering from hunger

1 in 5

Children in the U.S. live in poverty