National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

This year’s theme:

“Caring Never Gets Old: Responding to the Needs of Seniors”

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 http://nationalhomeless.org/about-us/projects/awareness-week/

 Want to download and share our event’s flyer? NHHAW flyer 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015 – 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 mottoĥ 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 www.cropwalkonline.org, click on “Texas” and then on “Waco” to get started.

Monday, November 16, 2015 – Letter Writing!

Make your voice heard as you write letters to our representatives securing the present and future of those in need! We will be at various location throughout Waco. It’s easy to make a difference! We will provide everything you need!

Baylor Bill Daniels Student Center Monday, 9:00 – 4:00
Olive Branch Monday, 9:00 – 1:00
Veggie Van, Brook Oaks Retirement Residence Wednesday, 1:30 – 2:00
 Soup Dinner & a Movie, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church Thursday, 6:00
 Waco Downtown Farmer’s Market Saturday, 9:00 – 11:00
 Altrusa 5K/10K Turkey Trot, Cameron Park East Saturday, pre-9:00 race


Thursday, November 19, 2015 – Dinner and a Movie

Join us at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church for Dinner and a Movie! Dinner is provided. Join us at 6pm for special showings of Hungry on the West End, a documentary created by AARP to discuss senior hunger in our world.

Everything begins at 6pm. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 305 N. 30th St., Waco, Texas 76701 (Corner of Waco Drive and 30th Street)

Friday, November 20, 2015 – Food for Families Food Drive

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 chellesamaniego1@gmail.com to get signed up for a two-hour shift. It’s easy!

Saturday, November 21, 2015 - Altrusa Turkey Trot 5K/1K

Join us for the 10th Annual Central Texas Turkey Trot — the fastest race in town! Sign up at https://www.signmeup.com/108397

Write letters. Learn how you can help. We got it all at our last event for NHHAW! Join us from 9am  to 1pm and see how you can end hunger, homelessness and poverty in Waco!

To learn more about the Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition, visit https://www.facebook.com/HeartOfTexasHomeless