Churches all around our community will be sharing the same message, Invisible People, to encourage our community to wake up to the reality that hunger and homelessness are real problems for our area.
If your church is interested in participating, we have resources available. These include; sermon outline, small group curriculums, media downloads, and promotional materials. Register your church today to gain access to these resources.
This is the day for the entire community to get involved! Come to Murray Central Park, at the Rotary Amphitheater, as Judge Executive Kenny Imes and Mayor Bob Rogers sign a proclamation to declare that October 15-22, 2020 are being officially recognized as Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week in Murray-Calloway County.
Attendees will have the opportunity to find out more about several community agencies who are fighting against hunger and homelessness every day. There will also be opportunities to join the fight alongside these agencies to make a difference for friends and neighbors in our community. Lunch will be available from several food trucks.
Faces of Homelessness is a panel discussion featuring speakers who have first-hand experience with homelessness. Take a moment to truly listen and learn what people experience when dealing with homelessness and why there isn’t a “one size fits all” solution.
Faces of Homelessness will premier on our website, Facebook, and Instagram pages at 7pm.
There are many agencies in Calloway County who serve our friends and neighbors during their time of need. This is your chance to get in on the action and make a direct impact to help those services. There will be several volunteer groups spread throughout the community working alongside those service agencies during the day.
Volunteers will be serving at HOPE Calloway, Need Line, Soup for the Soul, Community Kitchen, Housing Authority of Murray, and others! Register here to get your group or family involved!
We have partnered with Cheri Theaters for a Night at the Movies! We are showing Pursuit of Happyness,a feature film starring Will Smith that helps shine a light on the struggle so many face while dealing with homelessness.
Admission is only $6.50, with a portion of all proceeds going directly to support the fight against homelessness through HOPE Calloway. We are also asking that all participants bring one canned food item to donate to Need Line. Need Line combats hunger in our community by providing groceries for more than 800 families each month.
On the Frontlines is our second panel discussion of the week and will give the community an opportunity to hear directly from frontline workers who are fighting against homelessness and hunger every day. Hear from representatives from HOPE Calloway, Need Line, Soup for the Soul, and Housing Authority of Murray. We will share what our agencies are doing to combat homelessness and hunger, how the community can help, and the struggles we face each day.
On the Frontlines will premiere on our website, Facebook, and Instagram pages at 7pm.