MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - More than 1,100 school aged children in the U.P. are homeless, according to educators.
Wednesday the Ending Hunger Alliance held a workshop to educate people on the problem of homelessness and hunger among the U.P.'s children and how they can help.
The Alliance has been helping children for more than 5 years and says they need help as well.
"We need support in order to do what we do, always need donations of food or monetary donations so that we can purchase food. We don't have and paid staff. We are a 501(c)(3) and every dollar we receive goes to purchase something for a child in need," said volunteer Theresa Sell.
Many attendees brought in food donations. Alliance volunteers say the upcoming spring break and summer vacation are a troubling time since no school means less meals for homeless children.