Join the Hurricane Relief Network

Thousands of hurricane victims need your help. That's why you should join the Hurricane Relief Network.

Harvey was the biggest hurricane to hit the U.S. since 2005 and the biggest to hit Texas since 1961. The storm dropped up to 50 inches of rain on the Houston area and killed 70 people. More than 30,000 people have been forced to seek emergency shelter.

Harvey was followed by Irma and then by Maria. This trio of hurricanes caused widespread damage across Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.Read more

Highlights from H&H Awareness Week

We’ve just wrapped up this year’s amazing Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. We’re still sifting through all of the great stories about this year’s events but we want to share some of the highlights:

Read about a few of the top events organized by colleges around the country.

See some of the best pictures from this year's events on the H&H Week Instagram account.Read more

Get Our New Report: “Hunger On Campus”

Today, we're publishing our new research report, "Hunger On Campus," on the issue of campus food insecurity.

We kept hearing from students about this growing problem on campuses across the country. In order to better understand the issue, we partnered with several other groups to carry out a nationwide survey.

We ended up surveying 3,765 students in 12 states attending eight community colleges and 26 four-year colleges and universities.Read more

Responding to the Louisiana Floods

Over the past two weeks, Louisiana has been hit by catastrophic flooding, in what is being called the worst natural disaster to strike the U.S. since Hurricane Sandy.

Southeast Louisiana was struck by torrential rainfall beginning on August 12th, with some communities receiving more than 20 inches of rain. The storm dropped 3 times as much rain on Louisiana as Hurricane Katrina and caused widespread flooding, damaging more than 40,000 homes and thousands of businesses. Because the area had no history of flooding, the majority of homeowners did not have flood insurance and might not be able to repair or rebuild their homes.Read more

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

Flint Needs Your Help

The city of Flint, Michigan, is in a state of crisis. For more than a year, the city’s water has been dangerously contaminated, leading to nationwide outrage.

The problem begin in April 2014, when in an attempt to save money the city switched from drinking water provided by the city of Detroit to water from the Flint River. The Flint River’s water turned out to be corrosive, causing lead from aging pipes to leach into the water supply and leading to extremely elevated levels of lead in the city’s drinking water.Read more

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

Toolkit for Campus Food Pantries

Hunger is a reality everywhere – even on college campuses.

Students who are fighting campus hunger now have a new resource - our friends at the Student Government Resource Center have published a new guide on how to set up a campus food pantry.Read more

Syria’s Refugees Need Your Help

The Syrian refugee crisis has rapidly developed into the largest humanitarian disaster of the 21st century. You can help by fundraising for Oxfam America, a leading group that has staff and volunteers on site and is providing food, shelter, clothing, medical care, and other supplies to refugees.

When disaster strikes, we organize students to raise money and awareness for emergency response efforts.Read more