There are multiple ways to help during Hunger Action Month
(By Paul Morello, Feeding America)
This September, communities across America are committing to fight hunger during Hunger Action Month. With every action, we get one step closer to making hunger a thing of the past. Not sure how to participate in Hunger Action Month? You can learn, commit and speak up with these six easy ways to get involved.
1. Join the fight to end hunger by learning the latest hunger facts
Some people believe that hunger isn’t an issue in America. But that simply isn’t true. Every county in the United States struggles with food insecurity. Learn about hunger in your community and the latest Map the Meal Gap data, and then sign up to stay informed about how you can help.
2. Go orange for Hunger Action Month
Put on your finest orange shirt, pants or accessories for Hunger Action Month and share a photo of yourself on social media. Tell others about the fight to end hunger using the hashtags #HungerActionMonth and #EndHungerNow.
3. Start a Hunger Action Month fundraiser
Invite your friends and family to join in the fight to end hunger by donating to your local food bank or to Feeding America.
4. Become a regular food bank or food pantry volunteer
Over half of all soup kitchens, food pantries, and meal programs in the Feeding America network rely on volunteer support. Spending a few hours each month volunteering can make an enormous difference for food banks and the families they serve. Pledge to volunteer, then find your local food bank and sign up!
5. Donate to Feeding America or your local food bank
Your donation to Feeding America or one of our member food banks keeps hunger relief programs across the country running smoothly. While donating food may seem like the best thing to do to help your local food bank, the Feeding America network of food banks can do even more with a monetary donation. Make a one-time or monthly donation in honor of Hunger Action Month.
6. Learn about the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health
Stay up to date on Feeding America’s journey to the first White House Conference on Hunger, health and Nutrition in 50 years. During the conference, we will center the voices of people facing food insecurity, and, along with hunger relief leaders, develop solutions to end hunger by 2030.
7. Listen to Feeding America’s podcast
Feeding America’s “Elevating Voices, Ending Hunger” podcast brings together people who are changing the conversation around hunger and making a difference in their community every day. Learn more about the podcast, and then check it out on Apple or Spotify.