MSA United Way is Hosting Hunger & Homelessness
Awareness Week Events
November 15-22, 2020
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual national program where people come together across the country to draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness. Many local challenges prevent individuals and families from being able to meet their basic needs, let alone plan for their futures. Lack of affordable childcare, reliable transportation, and appropriate skill or education level are common obstacles that make it difficult for people to secure and maintain family sustaining jobs.
Know the Facts!
17,040 nights of emergency shelter were provided through the United Way Emergency Shelter
United Way kept 1,310 men, women, and children warm and safe by providing shelter from July 2018–June 2019.
507 students in Bismarck Public Schools are homeless
1 in 5 children go hungry in Bismarck–Mandan
1,326 students receive a backpack of food over the weekend to avoid going hungry
Over 33,000 meals were served by 480 volunteers in 6 parks during the Summer Hunger Program