On Monday, California Poor People’s campaign made its way to Fresno, it’s part of their truth and poverty bus tour as they try to shine a light on poverty and hunger across the state.
The rally was held on F Street, an area where many of Fresno’s homeless tend to live, just down the street is the Poverello House, where advocates said the non-profit is creating innovative ideas by creating shelters to combat homelessness.
“We know that there are 50,000 homeless people experiencing homelessness in Fresno. We came to see this non-proft what’s it doing with these tiny houses this innovative idea. This is one solution that we want to see more widespread,” Rev. Eddie Anderson said.
According to Anderson, poverty and homelessness impacts everyone in the community.
“Hunger is a problem that we see not only on the streets. This is an extreme case of what hunger in our streets but it’s also the people who are deciding to put food on the table or paying the gas bill,” he said.
The rally is part of the statewide bus tour focusing on the growing level of poverty that faces more and more Californians.
“We believe that all of us together will win this fight,” Anderson said.