Hands Across America

30 Years Since Hands Across America

May 25th marked the 30th anniversary of "Hands Across America," one of the nation's largest and most famous actions to end poverty.

On this day in 1986, six and a half million people formed a chain called Hands Across America to raise money and awareness about the nation's hungry and homeless. The event was planned by U.S.A. for Africa, a charity best known for recording the song, "We Are the World."Read more

H&H Week Logo

Welcome to H&H Awareness Week!

Every year during the week before Thanksgiving, we hold Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. This year, more than 500 campuses and communities will participate!

The National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness sponsor National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week each year as a way to educate the public and decision-makers about these issues.Read more