Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

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Food insecurity exists in 17.2 million households in America and 3.9 million of them are households with children. Family homelessness is on the rise. In fact, the Coalition helps over 600 homeless men, women and children each night, including close to 100 families.

With Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week officially underway, we want to bring attention to this critical community issue. Mayor Buddy Dyer has helped us do this by proclaiming Friday, November 22 as Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Day in the City of Orlando. In addition, the City will turn the Lake Eola Fountain, the Amway Center Tower and the City Hall Tower of Light purple on that day – the color of hunger and homelessness awareness.

Throughout this week, the Coalition has several exciting things happening:

  1. Thanks to the generosity of Hilton Grand Vacations and the wonderful team at Gensler, we have unveiled our new logo, as you see above, and a newly designed website. The new site provides a more streamlined way to access information about Coalition services. You can see it for yourself at centralfloridahomeless.org
  2. From November 16-24, the Coalition will have three different digital billboards displaying messages for Hunger & Homelessness Awareness week. Thanks to CBS Orlando, the billboards will rotate between I-4 and SR 408, and will also feature our new logo.
  3. On Friday, November 22, we will be meeting at the Lake Eola Bandshell at 7:30 am to take to the streets with signs, in an effort to bring awareness to hunger and homelessness. We will wear purple on this day in support of this cause. We invite you to do the same.  

Share pictures of you and your friends wearing purple on Facebook and Twitter. Tag the Coalition and use #imwearingpurple. You can join us at Lake Eola also. Visit our Facebook event page for more information.

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