September is Hunger Action Month

Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate.

SEPTEMBER IS HUNGER ACTION MONTH™ HOW CAN YOU LEND YOUR VOICE?

HUNGRY FOR THE FACTS

• Nearly 1.3 million people were served by the Food Bank’s network of 165 member agencies in 2014.

• Of these people served by food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters, an estimated 89% are food insecure.

• Hunger is a silent epidemic in America, faced by 1 in 6 Americans. Hunger exists in every county in the U.S.

DURING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER, LEND YOUR VOICE TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST HUNGER IN NORTHERN INDIANA:

Thursday, September 3, is Hunger Action Day.  Orange is the symbolic color of hunger. Wear your boldest and brightest orange on September 3rd and throughout the month.  Ask co-workers, friends, neighbors and family to join you.   Stop by the Food Bank, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and pick up an orange ribbon to wear throughout the month.  Share your photos by tagging us on Facebook @Food-Bank-of-Northern-Indiana or on Twitter @FoodBkNIndiana and include the hashtag #HungerActionMonth.

Donate:

• Hold a food drive to benefit the Food Bank’s member agencies.

• Purchase SOUL Coffee and SOUL Cookies to Wake Up Your Spirit of Giving.  

Volunteer:

• Spend a morning or afternoon volunteering at the Food Bank or one of our 165 member agencies.

Advocate:

• Invite a community leader to visit the Food Bank to learn about the Food Bank’s programs – Food 4 Kids Backpack Program, Healthy Choices Market, Mobile Food Pantry Program and Senior Nutrition Program.

• Encourage members of Congress to support Child Feeding Programs.

• Promote Hunger Action Month on business marquee – Go Orange for Hunger Awareness.

Educate:

• Celebrate Spoontember all month long by taking a ‘spoon selfie’ and sharing a hunger statistic on your social media. Hunger goes unnoticed. It is tough to admit that our neighbors may not have enough to eat. Balancing a spoon on your nose is easy, right? The spoon is used to eat, prepare and serve food, as well as feed those who can’t feed themselves. Post your ‘spoon selfie’ and tag us @Food-Bank-of-Northern-Indiana on Facebook or on Twitter @FoodBkNIndiana and use the hashtag #Spoontember. 

It starts with a color.  You can be part of the solution.  For more information about Hunger Action Month, please call (574) 232.9986 ext. 124.

 

 

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