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Rescue Mission launches awareness week to tackle hunger and homelessness in northeast Indiana

(Photo supplied/Fort Wayne Rescue Mission)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) – The Rescue Mission is spearheading National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week from November 13th to 21st to shine a light on the pressing issues of poverty, food insecurity, and homelessness in Northeast Indiana.

The organization is currently assisting more than three times their usual number of individuals and families, with over 3,000 Northeast Indiana residents experiencing homelessness. According to Pastor Thomas McArthur, President and CEO of The Rescue Mission, “Hunger often precedes homelessness because people often choose to pay bills over buying food.”

Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Census Bureau reveals that over 100,000 residents in Northeast Indiana face food insecurity. The week aims to raise awareness and gather public support to address these critical issues.

The official launch of National Hunger & Homelessness Week takes place on Monday, November 13th, at 10:00 AM with a press conference at The Rescue Mission, 404 E. Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802, open to both the media and the public.

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