2023 Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

This year, HHAW is November 11-18.

Participate in the Soup Stroll:

The Soup Stroll is an initiative hosted by the Lebanon County Coalition to End Homelessness. Planned for the month of November to coincide with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, the Soup Stroll aims to both raise awareness of the issue of homelessness and raise funds for the Coalition to make a direct impact in our community. Individuals who register for the event will receive a voucher to redeem for a travel soup mug and a punch card listing participating restaurants to be visited November 1 through November 30. When visiting each restaurant to enjoy a bowl of soup (or any menu item), the participant’s card will be punched. Individuals who complete and submit their punch cards to a participating restaurant by November 30 will be entered for a prize drawing. 

Participating Restaurants:

  • Blue Bird Inn
  • Boyer’s Tavern
  • DoGood’s Tavern
  • The Gin Mill
  • The Mt. Gretna Hideaway
  • Quentin Tavern
  • Timeless Café

About HHAW (from hhweek.org):

As the holidays approach, people take time to consider what they’re thankful for and many choose to donate some of their time, attention, and resources to others. In that spirit of giving, each year the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness sponsor Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week during the week prior to Thanksgiving.

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is designed to educate the public, draw attention to the problem of poverty, and build up the base of volunteers and supporters for local anti-poverty agencies. Groups spend this week generating publicity about hunger and homelessness and holding a series of events to engage their communities.

This amazing event was first held at Villanova University in 1975. This year, more than 700 colleges, high schools, and community groups across the country will come together during this week to raise awareness about the pressing issues of hunger and homelessness.