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Hunger Action Month and World Habitat Day: September and October 2009

September 9, 2009

September is in full swing as the University of Pennsylvania welcomes the incoming Class of 2013. It also marks the start of Hunger Action Month, during which Feeding America has called upon their network of 205 food banks nationwide to participate in the “Give a Little, Feed A Lot” campaign. Read more here:

October kicks off its first Monday this year with World Habitat Day, designated by the United Nations, on October 5, 2009. This year’s theme is Planning our Urban Future and will be celebrated globally with events planned by the U.S. Department for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and UN-HABITAT, along with other policy institutes, non-governmental organizations, and foundations.

Our Action Agenda of April 2009 and the events surrounding the next two months highlight the importance of providing continued support to the individuals and families who are in need of adequate housing, health, and hunger resources. Click here to view statistics from the Habitat for Humanity website that show how housing improves health and how it has a positive impact on children.

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