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

Media Hit | Hunger

NJPIRG campaign works with church

A woman with two children of her own and four foster children came into a church looking for food and clothing, because the foster system did not give her enough money to support her family.

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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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Resource | Hunger

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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Blog Post | Hunger

Famine spreads in Africa | Student PIRGs

In the last 90 days 29,000 Somali children under the age of 5 have died –and if we don’t do something now, the death toll will grow by tens of thousands more.

The UN has officially declared a famine for the first time in nearly 30 years. The Eastern Horn of Africa is experiencing a major food crisis which threatens the lives of more than 12 million families and children.

Severe droughts have depleted food supplies and livestock.  Families are fleeing their homes in search of food and refugee camps are filling fast.

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Media Hit | Hunger

Campus Donations

A group of Florida State University students is collecting donations to feed the homeless. The FSU Public Interest Research Group has already collected 500 hundred dollars.

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