A group of hearty souls slept out in plastic bag tents last night in Riverside Park, part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.
Each year, one week before Thanksgiving, National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness co-sponsor National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. During this week, a number of schools, communities and cities take part in a nationwide effort to bring greater awareness to the problems of hunger and homelessness.
Left: Northfield Community Action Center Executive Director Jim Blaha and the make-shift tents made from rice bags.
Center: Union of Youth/Americorps gang: Zane, Marie, Gilly, Kellen, Jena
Right: Wells Fargo Northfield President Mark Mohlke and Ryan Moore
Left: a group of St. Olaf students. Apologies for the fuzzy photo. I must have been shivering.