This year’s National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week will bring additional awareness to those in need. The week always proceeds Thanksgiving and can also be a time to count blessings.
“This is a time for us all to start to think about what we are thankful for, a perfect time to share our compassion with our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness, and work toward a world where no one has to experience hunger and homelessness,” according to the National Coalition for the Homeless.
Organizations and others often hold events to recognize the occasion.
“You and all citizens have real political power to add to the struggle to end homelessness and the power to educate your community members and politicians,” the coalition states. “You can help to change the conversation about stereotypes, improve policy, help service providers, and so much more.”