Every year there are countless incredible events that take place during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. As we gear up for this year’s Awareness Week, we wanted to highlight a few of last year’s most interesting events.

The Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign in Florida used their Awareness Week to educate their local Green Party on the importance of creating and implementing a Homeless Bill of Rights. This is a great way to advocate against the criminalization of people experiencing homelessness.

In Washington, Help Us Move In held a benefit concert. All proceeds from the concert were matched and 100% of the funds went to assist children and their families to escape homelessness. This is a great and unique way to raise awareness and directly assist your community members.

We’d also like to highlight U.S. VETS Homeless Feeding and Housing Services, based in Los Angeles, California. This group provided the homeless with clean clothes and on-the-spot housing intake placement. Volunteers donated cooked meals and served them to homeless vets living on the streets of Skid Row, the homeless capital of the United States.

Every group that participates in Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week does incredible work to end food insecurity and homelessness in their community. Thank you for your work and your participation. Collectively we can eradicate hunger and homelessness in the U.S. forever.