Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Starts on November 18th, but you can make your tax deductible donation to the Broncos Care Basic Needs Initiative now and have it matched dollar for dollar by alumna Ginny Mendes!
More information about Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week:
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is designed to educate our community, draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness, and build up the base of volunteers and supporters for local anti-poverty agencies.
No one should have to worry about whether they will have food on their plate or a roof over their head. But the reality is that hunger and homelessness are widespread problems that affect far too many people.
Poverty isn’t exclusive to any one community. Even college campuses are not immune. Student food and housing insecurity is a growing concern on college campuses.
In January 2018, the California State University Office of the Chancellor released the Study of Student Basic Needs indicating that 41.6% of CSU students reported food insecurity and 10.9% of CSU students reported being homeless in the last 12 months.
At California Polytechnic University Pomona, 35.9% of students reported food insecurity and 14.9% of students reported being homeless in the last 12 months.
A similar study of community college students at 70 colleges found that 67% of students were at least marginally food insecure and 14% had experienced some form of homelessness in the previous year.
Given the scale of these problems, we must come together as a society to make sure everyone has access to food and shelter. Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an opportunity to tackle these issues on your campus.
The Awareness Week is a way to:
• Educate the student body and your community about these issues and build support for solutions;
• Perform community service that helps those in need; and
• Raise money and donations to support local agencies that are on the front line in addressing hunger and homelessness.