Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week 2022: Philly events and information

Posted by City of Philadelphia on November 15, 2022

Every year, we recognize National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (Nov. 12-20) right before Thanksgiving. The timing is intentional. As many safely gather with families, we can also take time to think about those who do not have a safe place to call home or know when they will enjoy their next meal.

Philadelphia’s homeless service system has made significant progress. We’ve reduced street homelessness by investing in evidence-based supportive housing, added daytime services, and expanded homelessness prevention. We provide 24-hour-a-day outreach, and lowered barriers to entry into the homeless and treatment systems. Recently, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded Philadelphia nearly $9 Million to help end youth homelessness.

While we have accomplishments to celebrate, too many people continue to go without housing or food. In Philadelphia, about 21 percent of our neighbors go to bed hungry or face food insecurity.  Find out what we can do.

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