The distinct connection of homelessness & hunger
Housing and food should be treated as a basic a human right. This is a test of our civic responsibility. Ohio has failed to address homelessness during the longest economic expansion in American history. We now face a greater challenge under more difficult circumstances. The imperative remains: Everyone needs a safe place to call home. When we couple homelessness with hunger- affecting 1 of every 7 people and 1 in 5 children in Ohio- individuals are caught in a vicious cycle. Consider this common scenario: They are fired for missing work to provide care to a sick child or loved one or fired because their car breaks down. Unable to pay rent, they get evicted. Once a family loses their home, it is much harder for them to find work and housing, purchase nutritious food, stay in school, and get back on their feet. The organizations below help aid individuals in crisis by providing support and basic needs to assist them in breaking free of this cycle of poverty. You can support these organizations easily through volunteering time or providing a donation of goods, services, or funds.