Hunger Action Month

Together, we can solve hunger.

September is Hunger Action Month.  Nearly 17% of our family, friends, co-workers and neighbors here in northern Indiana do not know where they will find their next meal.  This means they are food insecure.  It's time to start a real conversation about hunger in our communities.  Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate.  Turn Orange for Hunger Relief.

Consider these ideas to turn orange throughout Hunger Action Month:

September 2 - 30 - SOUL Cookies - available for a limited time.  Buy These Cookies.  Feed Your Neighbors. Only $5 per bag for 8 cookies, these delicious chocolate wafers have a pumpkin spice coating.  Proceeds will benefit our member pantries.  Available at the South Bend Chocolate Company Outlet Store on Sample Street, South Bend Chocolate Cafe in downtown South Bend and Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center.  Get yours before they are gone!

Thursday, September 4 - Hunger Action Day.  Formerly known as Go Orange for Hunger Day, it's time to wear your bold and brightest orange and ask co-workers, friends and family members to join you, too!  Share your photos by tagging us on Facebook on on Twitter and include the hashtag #HungerAction.  You can also support Hunger Action Day and Hunger Action Month through Facebook.  Find logos and additional ways you can turn orange at here.

Saturday, September 20 - 3rd Annual Mash the Creek Trail Run.  This 5.5K and 10K Trail Run at the scenic Potato Creek State Park benefits the Food 4 Kids Fun Packs Program.  Not a runner?  We need lots of volunteers, too.  Find out more here.

Tuesday, September 23 - South Bend Medical Foundation Blood Drive on-site at the Food Bank.  11a.m. - 2 p.m.  Each donor will receive a package of SOUL cookies and three pounds of food will be donated back to the Food Bank.  Just like food in northern Indiana, blood donations are needed year-round.  Sign up here and use the sponsor code FoodBank.

  • Promote Hunger Action Month on your business marquee - Go Orange for Hunger Awareness.
  • Invite a community leader to visit the Food Bank during September to start a conversation about hunger insecurity in our communities.
  • Spend a month or afternoon volunteering at the Food Bank or one of our 170 member agencies.
  • Hold a food drive to benefit the Food Bank's member agencies.

Together, we can solve hunger.  For more information action month, contact








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