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November 10, 2015 > Local homelessness and hunger

Local homelessness and hunger

Submitted By Katie Derrig

To raise awareness of homelessness in Alameda County during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (November 14 - 22), Abode Services will hold a series of community events, including a candlelight vigil and ÒFeed Your SoulÓ night of live music.

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week brings together organizations and individuals across the country each year in the week before Thanksgiving to remind us that, in a nation of plenty, thousands of our neighbors end the day without a meal or a safe place to sleep.

Abode Services, which has worked with the Alameda County community since 1989 to help families and individuals experiencing homelessness, will be holding two public events during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

On Sunday, November 15, the nonprofit will hold a Candlelight Vigil at St. JamesÕ Episcopal Church in Fremont. This nondenominational vigil will remember Alameda County residents who passed away within the last year while homeless.

Then, on Thursday, November 19, a ÒFeed Your SoulÓ night of performance will take place at Mission Coffee in Fremont. Community members can enjoy a night of live music from local musicians.

Members of the public are warmly invited to attend both events. There is no cost to attend; donations of canned food and gift cards will be collected at the door, and will be used to help Alameda County residents who are homeless and in need this winter.

Community members who are unable to attend, but still wish to make a donation, can visit to donate online.

The weekÕs events will also include a special volunteer visit at Sunrise Village, AbodeÕs emergency shelter for homeless individuals and families in Fremont. On Wednesday, November 18, Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty (District 1) and staff from his office will prepare and serve dinner for the shelter residents.

For more information, please call (510) 657-7409 ext. 220 or email:

Candlelight Vigil
Sunday, Nov 15
7 p.m. Ð 8 p.m.
St. JamesÕ Episcopal Church
37051 Cabrillo Terrace, Fremont

ÒFeed Your SoulÓ
Thursday, Nov 19
7 p.m. Ð 9 p.m.
Mission Coffee
151 Washington Blvd, Fremont

(510) 657-7409 ext. 220
Free events, but donations and canned food gladly accepted

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