Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness

Resolve to Fight Poverty

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.

In the U.S.: Many Americans are living on the edge, forced to choose between basic necessities like purchasing food, paying rent, or going to the doctor. In 2014, almost 46.7 million Americans were living below the poverty level, and on a typical night, more than 578,000 Americans were homeless.

On Campus: Poverty isn’t exclusive to any one community. Even college campuses are not immune. Our latest research suggests that one in five students may currently experience hunger.

Worldwide: At the global level, the problem is even more serious. While there has been slow but steady progress over the past thirty years, there are still 795 million people – or one in nine people in the world – who do not have enough to eat. 896 million people in developing countries live on $1.90 a day or less.

We have the resources and knowledge to eliminate hunger and homelessness in our time, but it remains to be seen whether we have the political will to do so. Fortunately, on campuses across the country, there are students like us who are dedicated to making their communities a better place, and improving the lives and well-being of those around them. Our Hunger Campaign takes this passion and dedication and harnesses it through a combination of direct service, fundraising events, and political advocacy.

As students, we have the ideas, solutions and resources to make change – and by joining together, we can end hunger and homelessness.

Issue updates

Blog Post | Hunger

Help Fight Poverty in North Adams! | Samantha Gibb

We're running the hunger and homelessness campaign project at MCLA this semester! $500 of our proceeds will be donated to the Berkshire Food Project, a charity in North Adams that will now be able to organize a Saturday lunch for hungry individuals that wouldn't normally be able to find food on the weekends!

Come join our fundraising team or make a donation!

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Blog Post | Hunger

Help Fight Poverty in the Berkshires! | Samantha Gibb

It's Hunger Cleanup time again at BCC! We are raising money to benefit the Louison House, a fantastic organization in Adams that provides transitional & permanent housing and food resources for the homeless. Please join our fundraising team or make a donation! Our goal is to raise $600 for the cause!

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Resource | Hunger

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Toolkit

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Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize a Hunger & Homelessness Awareness week on your campus.

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Hunger and Homelessness Project Packet

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Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Hunger campaign on your campus.

 

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Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week a Huge Success! | Shawna Upton

In these tough economic times, more than one in ten people in the Commonwealth is living in poverty. So this year, MASSPIRG students redoubled their efforts to educate and serve the communities where they live, learn and work. Eighty-nine student leaders and volunteers from MASSPIRG chapters across the state came together to make our annual Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week a huge success.

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