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Happenings: Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Texas State events seek to start conversation about poverty

By Mary Kincy

A photo depicting an unidentified man.

Texas State's Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 13-19, is designed to raise awareness.

Some 43 million people in the United States lived in poverty in 2009, according to information from the U.S. Census Bureau. In 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated 48.8 million Americans lived in food-insecure households — those defined by the World Food Summit of 1996 as households where individuals do not at all times have “access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life.”

Amid this, the Texas State Student Volunteer Connection is looking to raise awareness of hunger and homelessness, separate from but connected to poverty, by again organizing the campus’ Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 13-19. Continue reading