September is Hunger Action Month - Go Orange for Hunger Awareness on Thursday, September 12

Every Action Counts. We can end hunger one helping at a time.

September is Hunger Action Month.  Orange is the symbolic color for hunger awareness.

Throughout the month of September and especially on Hunger Action Day, every action counts as the Food Bank is asking all residents of northern Indiana to take action and speak out against hunger. 

Wear your brightest orange and encourage family members, friends, co-workers and neighbors to join you.

  • Central Park Bridge, 295 E. Mishawaka Avenue, Mishawaka, and South Bend’s River Lights, 340 E. Colfax Avenue, South Bend, will be lit orange in recognition of Hunger Action Day, Thursday, September 12.
  • Tapastrie, 103 W. Colfax Avenue, South Bend, will dye the fountain outside of the Morris Performing Arts Center orange in recognition of Hunger Action Day.
  • Organize a food drive at your workplace, club or place of worship. The Food Bank hopes to collect 40,000 lbs. of food from September through December to restock our warehouse shelves.
  • Encourage community leaders to visit the Food Bank and its partner agencies to learn how we are feeding the hungry and creating healthier communities.
  • Spend a morning or afternoon volunteering at the Food Bank or one of our 150 partner agencies.
  • Tour the Food Bank’s facility and learn about its programs – Food 4 Kids Backpack Program, Healthy Choices Market, Mobile Food Pantry Program, Senior Nutrition Program, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and Community Food Pantry of St. Joseph County.

Share your photos by tagging the Food Bank on Facebook (@Food-Bank-of-Northern-Indiana), Twitter (@FoodBkNIndiana) and Instagram (@foodbknindiana) and include #HungerActionMonth and tag @FeedingAmerica.

In northern Indiana, 90,602 or 12.4% of its residents are food insecure. These individuals often don’t know when they will eat their next meal.  Hunger is a community health, school performance and economic issue and exists in every county in the United States.

Hunger Action Month began in 2008 when Feeding America’s network of food banks united to mobilize individuals to take action to fight hunger in their communities.  Originally, this initiative was called Hunger Action Day which began in 2002 and was held on the first Tuesday of June.  The Food Bank of Northern Indiana has participated in Hunger Action Month since 2009.

The Food Bank of Northern Indiana works in partnership with the community to feed the hungry, increase awareness of the effects of hunger and lead programs designed to alleviate hunger. The Food Bank serves Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Marshall, Starke and St. Joseph Counties and is a member of Feeding America, Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (FIsH) and United Way.

 

 

 

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