For those living in the Bay Area of San Francisco, do you happen to see individuals struggling with homelessness, perhaps asking for food from others? Have you ever seen someone hopelessly looking for a meal? The following article provides a list of several places the unhoused community could go to make sure they get a nice, filling meal!
When it comes to helping those facing homelessness, it is common to see people giving money to those in need. However, many say that we should not be giving money to those facing homelessness because they will spend it on drugs rather than something more substantial. There are pros and cons to giving money to those facing homelessness: the money could be well spent on necessities, or continue to trap someone in a cycle of homelessness.
Although many people view Thanksgiving as a time of gathering with family and friends and a plethora of food on the table, this is unfortunately not a universal experience. Thanksgiving may be a particularly difficult time of the year for individuals and/or families experiencing homelessness. But, support is available for those needing something to eat during the holidays. This year, let us help take the stress of finding a thanksgiving meal off your shoulders.
According to The National Healthcare for the Homeless Council, those facing homelessness eat fewer meals per day, lack food more often, and are more likely to have inadequate diets and poorer nutritional status than housed U.S. populations. Why is it so difficult for those experiencing homelessness to obtain food with nutrition value?
Reducing food waste is one way we can fight food insecurity among unhoused people. There are many levels on which food waste occurs, and those who do have access to food have the ability to change the narrative for those who do not. Redirecting the food that we consider to be “waste” could create a …