September is Hunger Action Month™

Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate.

Running on Empty

Nearly 14% of the people who live in northern Indiana are food insecure.  These neighbors,   co-workers, friends and family members often don’t know when they will eat their next meal.  We all know how we feel when we don’t have enough to eat.  Imagine always feeling like you’re running on empty.

We can create healthier communities.

During the month of September, lend your voice to speak out against hunger in northern Indiana:

· Thursday, September 8, is Hunger Action     Awareness Day.  Orange is the symbolic color of hunger.  Go bold and go bright!  Ask your co-workers, friends, neighbors and  family to join you.  Share your photos by   tagging us on Facebook at Food-Bank-of-Northern-Indiana and @FeedingAmerica or on Twitter @FoodBkNIndiana and #HungerActionMonth.

Donate:

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

· Purchase  SOUL Coffee and Wake Up Your Spirit of Giving.

· Consider giving fresh produce and healthy foods to a food pantry.

Volunteer:

· Spend a morning or afternoon volunteering at the Food Bank or one 200 member agencies.

Advocate:

· Invite a community leader to visit the Food Bank to learn about our programs—Food 4 Kids    Backpack Program, Healthy Choices Market, Mobile Food Pantry Program and the Senior Nutrition Program.

Educate:

· 1 in 6 people in northern Indiana rely on the Food Bank of Northern Indiana and its  network of 200 partner food pantries and feeding programs to eat.

· 1 in 4 children in northern Indiana live in a food insecure household.

· 65% of client households had to choose between purchasing food or paying utility bills.

· 69% of households had to choose between paying for food or medical care in the past 12 months

· 60% of households had to choose between paying for food  and housing in the past 12 months.

Hunger is a silent epidemic and exists in every country in the United States.

September is Hunger Action Month.  How will you lend your voice?

 

give food

Our local food pantries need your support to feed our community.

volunteer

Your time is a valuable and low cost way to help those in need.