What is the face of hunger? What is the face of homelessness? IGI challenges commonly held ideas about the visual representation of hunger and homelessness.

It is estimated in the United States that over 36 million people are hungry and 13 million of those are children. Poverty is the number one cause of hunger and homelessness. This episode of IGI offers an education on the prevalence of the hungry and homeless, right here in our own community.

Exploring this topic are Karen Haren, President, Harvesters Food Network; Maren Turner, Executive Director, AARP Kansas; Michelle De La Isla, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity; Barry Feaker, Executive Director, Topeka Rescue Mission; and Rick Ellis, Director of Community Service and Civic Engagement, Washburn University.

Related Links:

Harvesters – The Community Food Network
Habitat for Humanity – (local) www.topekahabitat.org (national) www.habitat.org
Topeka Rescue Mission
Community Service and Civic Engagement at Washburn University

Richard Ellis and Sheila Lowrie Barry Feaker and Sara & Edward Hyman Karen Haren – Harvesters Community Food Network
Maren Turner, Sharon Silversmith & Charles Whitmarsh, Jr. Interview with Michele De La Isla and Ruben Aldape Full Program

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