DALLAS, November 15, 2022 – On November 9, Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson issued a proclamation recognizing November 12 to 20, 2022 as Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.
While National Hunger and Homelessness Week started in 1975 at Villanova University, now, more than 700 organizations across the country organize and participate in events highlighting how difficult it is for people experiencing homelessness to access fresh and nutritious food.
This year, Mayor Johnson recognized Catholic Charities Dallas for the work done to help fight both hunger and homelessness throughout the city.
“Guiding individuals to exit homelessness can be very challenging. I am very proud of the many organizations and employees who serve our neighbors with patience, compassion and understanding,” Mayor Johnson said. “I also want to highlight the great work of Catholic Charities Dallas who, for the past two years, has provided over 12 million meals to households living with food insecurity. They plan to provide 6.75 million meals by the time their fiscal year ends on June 30, 2023. While I am grateful for their work, it saddens me to know the need is increasing.”
In addition to providing thousands of meals this week alone, Catholic Charities Dallas is also working to help Dallas City Council Member Tennell Atkins with food for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. On November 14, CCD is delivering dry goods for 400 families. Later this month, fresh produce will be delivered as well.
For more information about our Hunger Services program, including a pantry schedule and locations, please click here.