2017 National Best Advocacy Event Award

On February 18, 2018, Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week announced the winners of their awards for the best Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Weeks of 2017! Six awards were given to organizations/events that represented the very best of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week 2017. 

Opening Doors, formerly known as EscaRosa Coalition on the Homeless, organized a "Path of Light" vigil for the homeless that drew 150 attendees and helped raise awareness about local anti-homeless ordinances. They also organized the City of Pensacola, Escambia County, and Santa Rosa County to pass proclamations officially recognizing the week as Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. At the vigil, the City of Pensacola announced that they will be donating $100,000 to Opening Doors.