City of Dallas recognizes Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
On Nov. 9, 2022, as a part of the national movement to end hunger and homelessness City of Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson proclaimed the week of Nov. 12 to 20, 2022 as Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.
The Mayor was joined by District 3 Councilmember Casey Thomas II, Chair of the Dallas City Council Housing and Homelessness Solutions Committee, other Council Members and representatives of local organizations serving those experiencing homelessness and food insecurity.
While the City of Dallas Office of Homeless Solutions and the Office of Community Care work daily to end hunger and homelessness, this national week calls for the entire community to get involved.
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week started in 1975 at Villanova University and has grown to more than 700 organizations nationwide. National Hunger and Homelessness Week (NHH) is an inclusive, organized week of educational activities to bring awareness to the crisis of poverty, generating volunteer support for local homeless agencies caring for the City’s most vulnerable.
With the Dallas R.E.A.L. Time Rapid Rehousing Initiative, more organizations than ever before have joined forces to reduce homelessness. Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week helps Dallas’ residents and stakeholders work better together than apart. We also want to acknowledge that food insecurity is not only a homelessness issue but impacts your friends, neighbors and colleagues; with as many as one-in-five Dallas County children facing food insecurity. All of us deserve to rest secure in the knowledge that we know where our next meal is coming from. Joining this movement will not only bring the awareness needed but engage the community to Give Responsibly. More is needed, and it will take us all to accomplish the tall goal of ending the national crisis hunger and homelessness.