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City Celebrates National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week

The City of El Paso joins the nation in recognizing the issue of hunger and homelessness and celebrating the City’s partners during Hunger and Homeless Awareness week, November 12-20.

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual program where people come together across the country to draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness.

“It is important to bring awareness to the needs of our most vulnerable residents,” said Deputy City Manager Dionne Mack. “Assisting individuals on the verge of homelessness is a challenging task, but our city team and community partners are tackling this mission with determination, compassion and empathy.”

The City has deployed over $70 million in COVID relief, including support in housing affordability, homelessness, utility costs, access to food, and supporting individual financial stability.

In the United States, 43.1 million Americans live below the poverty level. Of those, 1 in 5 are children living in poverty. Just over a half-million have nowhere to sleep at night.

Throughout the entire year, food pantries, shelters, and other social service organizations need the community’s support to aid the most vulnerable populations. These local agencies are a vital tool in our community which help connect people to basic and essential resources.

Residents are encouraged to participate during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week by donating or volunteering at our local food pantries and shelters. The city reminds residents that hunger and homelessness don’t stop for the holidays, they continue all year long.

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