Preble Street statement on Ukraine

Preble Street stands in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of people displaced from their homes in Ukraine. This global crisis stands in direct opposition to the work that Preble Street does to eradicate homelessness, housing, hunger, and poverty, in Portland, Maine. War of any kind destroys housing and leads to food insecurity and hunger, and we are watching this unfold in the media reports from Ukraine. We have often witnessed in human history the devastating impact of war, especially on the most marginalized in society. We ask the world community to address the structural causes that lead to conflicts causing homelessness and hunger so that the suffering and pain of the marginalized in Ukraine and other conflicts around the world are addressed with equity and social justice.