November 13-21, 2021 is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. During this week, people come together across the country to bring attention to hunger and homelessness. In the United States, many Americans have to choose between which basic necessities they can afford for that day, week, month. For instance:
- 37.2 million Americans live below the poverty level.
- 44 million Americans are at risk of suffering from hunger.
- 580,000 are homeless on a typical night.
- 1 in 6 children in the U.S. live in poverty.
One way to address these issues are by taking action through volunteering! To find opportunities to serve, check out Give Pulse. Through Give Pulse you can find opportunities with the Bear Pantry, Campus Garden (which provides produce to the Bear Pantry), Hands of Hope (with Convoy of Hope), Drew Lewis Foundation, and more!
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