Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week returns for 2nd year

It takes all of us to end hunger and homelessness. That’s why, from November 14-18, the community is invited to join Father Joe’s Villages and Mission Fed Credit Union for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, an annual recognition where everyone can support essential actions to end food and housing insecurity in the region.

Beginning November 14, the San Diego community is invited to take action during the week-long awareness event with three main actions: educational, service, participation, fundraising and outreach events. advocacy. Those who donate on Nov. 17 will have their contributions up to $25,000 matched dollar-for-dollar by Mission Fed.

Why help

According to a Hunger in San Diego report, nearly one in four San Diego County residents suffer from nutritional insecurity. The 2022 point-in-time count by the San Diego Regional Task Force on Homelessness indicated that more than 8,000 people in the San Diego area are homeless and 4,000 are unsheltered. When people experience both hunger and homelessness, these combined stresses can lead to short- and long-term health issues that make it even harder for people to end their homelessness.

In addition to providing meals and shelter, discussion and awareness can allow organizations like Father Joe’s Villages to move the region closer to ending hunger and homelessness forever through action on the ground and long term.

Father Joe Villages

3 calls to action

The San Diego community can participate in Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week by responding to the following three main action items:

Educate
To increase awareness of food insecurity and the effects of homelessness in the community, Father Joe’s Villages will provide a social media toolkit that addresses the ways in which language and behaviors affect public perception on these issues.

To participate
From November 14-18, community members are invited to participate in Thanksgiving Day 5K with a week-only 15% off registration. Those interested in participating in Thanksgiving Day 5K can register online here with promo code MISSIONFED.

Make a donation
To help Father Joe’s Villages fund housing and food programs, the community is invited to match their donation during a one-day matching gift campaign sponsored by Mission Fed. Donations up to $25,000 will be matched dollar for dollar on November 17 and can be made through this link.

Donations for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Community members can find more information about this collaborative week on the Father Joe’s Villages website here.

See you there, San Diego!

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