September is Hunger Action Month

Lend Your Voice to Speak Out Against Hunger

September is Hunger Action Month.

It's time to start a real conversation about hunrger in our community.  How can  you lend your voice?

Thursday, September 14, is Hunger Action Day.  Orange is the symbolic color for hunger awareness.  Wear your boldest, brightest orange and encourage your family members, friends and co-workers to join you.  Share your photos by tagging us on Facebook @Food-Bank-of-Northern-Indiana and on Twitter @FoodBkNIndiana and include #HungerAction Month and tag @FeedingAmerica. 

Thanks to Tapastrie, 103 W. Colfax Avenue, South Bend, the fountain outside the Morris Performing Arts Center will be orange on Hunger Action Day (Thursday, September 14).  Snap a photo there and share on your social media.

South Bend Brew Werks, 216 S. Michigan Street, South Bend, will be brewing Hunger Action Brown, pairing our SOUL Coffee with a warm, malty brown, throughout the month of September.  When you purchase Hunger Action Brown, South Bend Brew Werks will match donations. 

Hold a food drive to restock our warehouse shelves.  The Food Bank distributes 24,000 pounds of food each day through its network of 150 member agencies in Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Starke and St. Joseph Counties. 

Bring a group or come by yourself and spend a morning or afternoon volunteering at the Food Bank.  It doesn’t take a lot a time to make a big difference.  The Community Food Pantry of St. Joseph County, located on-site at the Food Bank, is open Wednesday and Thursday evenings until 6 p.m. and we need volunteers to help stock and assist with check-out until 7 p.m.

Take a tour yourself and encourage community leaders and elected officials to take a tour of the Food Bank and learn about our programs including the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program, Healthy Choices Market, Mobile Food Pantry Program, Senior Nutrition Program and Commodity Supplemental Food Program for our senior population.

One in six adults in northern Indiana is food insecure.  One in four children lives in a food insecure household.  Hunger exists in every county in the United States.

This September  Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate.

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