National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week – Nov. 13-20, 2016


National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week


The McLennan County Hunger Coalition and the Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition are once again participating  in National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week! Now in its sixth year in Waco, NHHAW hopes to bring awareness to not only local poverty, food insecurity, and homelessness, but also to the state and national issues that affect our citizens. Our 2015 focus is senior hunger. We’d love for you to participate in any — if not all — of our week’s events! Please spread the word! Let’s end hunger and homelessness in our community!

*NHHAW graphic courtesy of

Sunday, November 13, 2016 – Special Kick-off Presentation at Church Under the Bridge then join us for the Heart of Texas CROP Walk!

Let’s start the week with our friends at Church Under the Bridge!  Join us for worship at 11am under the bridge at I-35 and 4th Street. Meals are served at 10:30am. CUB’s motto is “May we come together, black, white, brown, rich and poor, educated in the streets and in the university, all worshipping the living God, who makes us one.”


Walk to end hunger in the Heart of Texas CROP Hunger Walk! Sign up your team today! Proceeds benefit Caritas of Waco and Church World Service. ALL proceeds go toward ending hunger in our world. Think globally. Walk locally. Registration begins at 2pm, and step off is at 3pm. Children and pets (especially in costume) are welcome!  Register now online at, click on “Texas” and then on “Waco” to get started.

Monday, November 14, 2016 – Bingo Night at the Harrison Senior Center, 6PM-8PM

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 – Movie Night/Panel at the Hippodrome, 7PM

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 – Care Package Drive (church event)

Thursday, November 17, 2016 – Fall Festival in the Campus Kitchen Community Garden (Child hunger/homelessness event), 3PM-6PM

Friday, November 18, 2016 – Food for Families Food Drive, 8AM-8PM

Donate food and monetary donations to this year’s Food for Families Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the state! All proceeds and food collected benefit local pantries and feed our neighbors. Want to volunteer at a drop-off location? Contact Chelle Samaniego at to get signed up for a two-hour shift. It’s easy!

Saturday, November 19, 2016 – 11th Annual Central Texas Turkey Trot 5K/10K, 8AM-12PM

Join us for the 11th Annual Central Texas Turkey Trot — the fastest race in town! Sign up at This year’s Turkey Trot directly benefits The Cove, “a teen nurturing center designed to provide a safe space for students experiencing homelessness to access the resources they need to thrive,” according to the organization’s website.

JOIN US and see how you can end hunger, homelessness and poverty in Waco!

To learn more about the Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition, visit

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