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

Blog Post | Hunger

CALPIRG Students MLK Day of Service Events | CALPIRG Students

As I’m sure you know, today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It’s day to honor an incredible civil rights activist who helped shape our country.

And it’s a federal holiday so that means there is no school, but that doesn’t mean we should just hang out at home. MLK Day is historically not observed as a day off, but a day on! A day to help your community and give back.

In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, designating the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service.

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Media Hit | Hunger

UCR CALPIRG launches Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

On Thursday, Nov. 16 and Friday, Nov. 17, the California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) held Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, an initiative focusing on assisting students with struggles in food insecurity and homelessness.

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Report | CALPIRG Students | Higher Ed, Hunger

Hunger on Campus

Food insecurity – the lack of reliable access to sufficient quantities of affordable, nutritious food – is common at colleges and universities across the country, potentially undermining the educational success of untold thousands of students.

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Blog Post | Hunger

Conference Call to Fight Poverty: Sunday 9pm | CALPIRG

Resolve to Fight Poverty 2013
Weekly Conference Call

Sunday night at 9pm EST
DIAL: (605) 475-4700
Access Code: 990657#

We're looking for campus coordinators to launch the campaign and make sure students from their school are able to attend the conference in October. You can also find out ways to intern or volunteer.

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