National Hunger and Homeless Week runs from Nov. 11 – 17. Discuss with your Troop what that means — that in the U.S., 36 million people are food-insecure (unsure where their next meal will come from), and 8.3 million live in households where at least one person is missing meals due to an absence of available food. What sort of service opportunity may be available to you next week? Can you volunteer at a food bank or soup kitchen? Hold a food drive? Or consider making Blessing Bags for the homeless — parents can keep one in the car to give to the homeless they see on street corners. Visit http://kwavs.blogspot.com/2011/05/blessing-bags-how-to.html for a list of items to consider including.