Skirball Meeting Notes on Connecting Hunger, Homelessness, and Poverty with Other Service Themes

Hunger, Homelessness, and Poverty connects with Animals

Many pets are let loose or abandoned if their owners lose their homes or cannot afford to feed them.  The plight of many homeless pets in the wake of Hurricane Katrina was discussed as an example.  Organizations like the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal http://www.aspca.org  offer help.  The American Humane Society has a website that is kid friendly www.americanhumane.org/kids .

Hunger, Homelessness, and Poverty connects with People with Special Needs

Our group discussed the fact that there are many homeless and hungry with problems, both mentally and physically, that put them in a vulnerable spot.  Find out about people with special needs at the The National Inclusion Project  www.serviceandinclusion.org .

Hunger, Homelessness, and Poverty connects with Gardening

Many organizations harvest fruits and vegetables to donate to local homeless shelters.  KidsGardening! www.kidsgardening.com has information on family and school gardening.

Hunger, Homelessness, and Poverty connects with Elders

Many elders, living on fixed incomes, find themselves living in poverty unable to house or feed themselves.  Organizations such as Meals on Wheels http://www.mowaa.org   help address the problem.  Find out more about the elderly at Generation United www.gu.org, and how to help feed the elderly at Feeding America http://feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/hunger-facts/senior-hunger.aspx

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