PRESS-CITIZEN | More than $5,000 was raised and 2,470 pairs of socks collected during this year’s Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week hosted Iowa City’s Shelter House.
The awareness campaign started Sunday, Nov. 11 with a pop-up shop at RayGun for a weeks-long fundraising event, and ended Friday, Nov. 18 with volunteers cooking meals at the Shelter House.
“The week is both a focus on fundraising, but truly a focus on education and promoting awareness around issues of hunger and homelessness,” said Angelica Vannatta, Shelter House development director.
It’s estimated there are about 25 to 30 unsheltered homeless people at any time in Johnson County.
Organizers said the campaign serves as a reminder that many go without food on their plates or a roof over their heads and that these issues can affect anyone.
Hillary Ojeda, Iowa City Press-CitizenPublished 4:11 p.m. CT Nov. 26, 2018