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Hunger and Homelessness Week

Written by Gabi Biagetti, Communications Student Assistant
Published: Thursday, 10 November 2022
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What is it:

Hunger and Homelessness Week sheds light on the problem of poverty in our communities. The week, sponsored by the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness, focuses on educating, raising awareness and collecting donations that support local anti-poverty agencies. Hunger and Homelessness Week is a collection of events across the United States that host collections, donations and workshops for their local communities during the same week, right before Thanksgiving.

Why should you care:

37.2 million people (about twice the population of New York) in the United States live in poverty according to the 2020 Census Bureau. In January of 2020, 580,466 people experienced homelessness in the United States. Hunger and homelessness are widespread issues in many communities, and it is our responsibility, as members of the Long Beach community, to acknowledge, understand and advocate for those who struggle with poverty. Hunger and Homelessness Week gives us this opportunity by helping organize a series of events in our area.

Why should you care:

LBSU hosts events all week in support of hunger and homelessness awareness. To participate and learn more about the prevalence of hunger and homelessness in our Long Beach area, check out the events’ page on the ASI Calendar here. To support students facing homelessness and food insecurity, donate to the ASI Beach Pantry Cultural Food Drive at the Beach Pantry on the first floor of the USU, 116.