Monday , November 13, 2023 - Jacksonville, Fla.- National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, a nation-wide program bringing people together to alleviate the challenges of hunger and homelessness, will take place November 13 through November 17. In conjunction with this annual initiative, City Rescue Mission (CRM) is asking the community to plan now to join forces to curtail these tragedies.
Paul Stasi, CRM Executive Director, highlights a significant challenge faced by families living in poverty. “Understanding the tough choices faced by families in poverty is essential,” said Stasi, “they are often forced to choose between buying food and paying the rent, or covering the cost of utilities.”
CRM encourages anyone who feels called to help their neighbor in need to visit www.crmjax.org for information on special events or volunteer opportunities such as serving meals or holding food drives. “With Thanksgiving falling so close to this important week, we have a critical need for resources that will allow us to provide hungry families and individuals with meals at the holidays and into the months ahead” Stasi said.
Individuals, businesses, and churches are invited to make a financial contribution to support the Mission’s efforts to provide shelter, spiritual guidance, recovery programs, and other vital services that empower homeless men and women to build stable lives.
Information on CRM’s full range of year-round programs and services can be found online at www.crmjax.org.
About City Rescue Mission
City Rescue Mission (CRM) is a non-profit, faith-based organization with two campuses located in downtown Jacksonville and the Lackawanna Area that has provided help to those experiencing hunger, homelessness and addiction in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida for 77 years. In addition to providing shelter care services, they offer life-changing programs like the Overcomers, Crossroads, LifeBuilders Residential Recovery, and Workforce Development which help people to be successful and sustainable and live a productive lifestyle. CRM serves over 202,050 meals and provides over 54,750 safe nights of shelter annually.