Join anti-hunger advocates from across the country to raise awareness of the 49 million people in the US who face hunger by taking part in Hunger Action Month – a month-long campaign to help end hunger in our country.
Staring Sept. 1, Feeding America, and its network of over 200 food banks across the county, will kick off Hunger Action Month by holding events throughout the country to inspire people to take action to help the millions of people who are food insecure in the United States. This is a great time to get involved supporting your local food banks, community gardens, welcome tables and pantries.
Events include everything from asking businesses across the country to light up their buildings orange (the symbolic color of hunger) on Sept. 9 to having a national wear orange day on Sept. 6.
Members of the public can rally for hunger relief by doing these simple tasks this September:
Take action online.
Donate to your local food bank, community garden, welcome table or pantry
Share a hunger fact with your friends
Take action at your local food bank, community garden, welcome table or pantry.
Volunteer at your local food bank, community garden, welcome table or pantry
(Contact Food for Fairview for opportunities to volunteer)
Visit your local food banks, community gardens, welcome tables and pantries
All month at Fun Depot, donate 5 non-perishable food items and get a free $5 Play Card
Take action in person.
Wear orange on Sept. 6
Speak up for national nutrition programs by sending a postcard to your elected official
To learn more about Hunger Action Month you can also visit www.hungeractionmonth.org or contact Food for Fairview for local opportunities.
September is Hunger Action Month, when the Feeding America network of more than 200 food banks unite to urge individuals to take action in their communities. How can you help? It’s easy. We’re asking you to simply Speak Out Against Hunger™ this September. Why speak out? Because the nearly 49 million people in America who struggle with hunger often do so in silence. They live in our communities; they are our neighbors, our co-workers, and our friends, yet their struggles can go unheard. By simply lending your voice, you can make a tangible contribution to mobilizing the public in the fight to end hunger.