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Posted on: November 15, 2018

[ARCHIVED] It's National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month 

 November 10-18, 2018

Representative from the Hungry and Homeless coalition with Commissioners

The Westmoreland County Commisisoners with Lisa Lombardo of the  Welcome Home Shelter

 and Michele Whiting Zona of the Area Agency on Aging


For the past several years, the National Coalition for the Homeless and National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness have sponsored National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week November 10-18.


The goal is to educate the public about the many reasons people are hungry and homeless, including the shortage of affordable housing for very low-income residents and to encourage support for homeless assistance service providers as well as community service agencies that assist individuals and families facing poverty in Westmoreland County.

There are many organizations committed to sheltering and providing supportive services as well as meals and food supplies to people experiencing hunger and homelessness.


The commissioners of Westmoreland County Gina Cerilli, Ted Kopas and Charles W. Anderson do hereby proclaim November 10-18, 2018 as Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week in Westmoreland County. 

Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week in Westmoreland County, PA

Photo: Members of Westmoreland County's Hunger and Homeless Week coalition visited the Courthouse lobby today to raise awareness of the needy in our community. Shown, staff from the Westmoreland County Food Bank, Westmoreland Community Action, Feeding the Spirit, Westmoreland County Agency on Aging, Self-Determination Housing Project. Westmoreland County Transportation Authority, Welcome Home Shelter.

Deb Thackereth with Mall Walkers

Photo: Deb Thackereth of Feeding the Spirit rallies mall walkers at Westmoreland Mall in recognition of Homeless and Hungry Week

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