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Hunger and homelessness are reaching crisis levels both here in the United States and throughout the world, and the problems are getting worse with the world-wide recession. The issue is hard to overlook when it is in your own community. In Isla Vista, where UCSB is located, the problem is severe. Several homeless members in our community have become well-known amongst the students, such as one man who has taken on the nickname “the Pirate.” CALPIRG chapter students decided to get creative and do something to help. In the week leading up to Thanksgiving, our chapter was in the midst of its quarterly pledge drive, during which time CALPIRG students educate the campus and build support for the work we do. As CALPIRG interns and volunteers discussed our campaigns with students pledging, they urged them to get involved right away. We got food supplies donated from our local food co-op and asked everyone pledging to join us in making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Within just a couple hours, we had over forty sandwiches. In the evening, we gathered a group of volunteers and walked around the areas surrounding campus. We passed out sandwiches with the hungry and homeless, and let them know what resources there were to support them. The event was an all-around success and has laid some groundwork to continue outreach to locals in need and hold a great Hunger Clean Up in the coming quarter.