Mobilizing to combat hunger and homelessness

March 25, 2013

A class at Clemson University that focuses on advocacy raises awareness about the rate of hunger and homelessness in Pickens County. To that end, a canned food drive and T-shirt sale for Clemson Community Care takes place Sunday, April 14 and Thursday, April 18 at Wal-Mart in Central. Class member Elizabeth Ward says, “All monetary contributions will be matched by a local foundation, so Clemson Community Care will receive double the donations.” The organization serves thousands of people in and around the Clemson area. A hunger and homelessness study by the Pickens County United Way showed that one in 17 public school students in that county go home on Friday and do not get adequate nutrition until they return to school on Monday. Pickens County’s homeless population has been conservatively estimated at three to four thousand.

 

 

 

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