Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is the perfect time to think about what we are thankful for, and the perfect time to share our compassion with our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness. This year, Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is going to be held from November 14th through November 22nd.
This year’s theme is de-criminalization of the homeless. Across the U.S., fines and even jail time for the disbursement of food to hungry and homeless individuals have been put in place. Many homeless individuals are criminalized for sitting, standing, sleeping, and eating in public spaces, but service providers are also criminalized for providing life-sustaining aid to these vulnerable populations.
Schools and community groups can support this campaign. Event organizers can shine a light on vulnerable youth populations. Groups are encouraged to take actions that will be matched around the country to start a movement that will keep fighting long after Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Find your local shelter (a few listed below) to see what resources they might need.
Contact These Local Shelters to Help:
Abused Adult Resource Center