Hunger Action Month
What Is Hunger Action Month?
September is Hunger Action Month, when the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks unites to urge individuals to take action in their communities. It is our opportunity to create a movement that has a real and lasting impact on our mission to help end hunger in America.
Join us this September. As individuals, charities, businesses and government, we all have a role to play in getting food to those in need.
What Actions Can I Take to Make a Difference?
By taking action online and in your community, you can be a part of the solution to end hunger nationwide. Here are a few ways you can help:
Hunger Action Day:
On September 5, 2013, we kick off our month-long effort to turn the nation orange in support of hunger-relief. We encourage everyone to play a role and show your support by wearing orange! Show your support online too! Change your Facebook and Twitter profile orange.
Send your member of Congress an invitation:
Encourage your Member of Congress to support your local food bank and help us reach our goal of getting every member of Congress to visit a food bank in 2013.
Find your local food bank and become a volunteer during September and all year long.
Take the SNAP Challenge:
Eat on just $4.50 a day. Shop for your meals with the daily average per person benefit provided by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps) to get a sense of some of the challenges faced by those struggling to put food on the table. Budget $4.50 for the day and share your experience with family and friends to raise awareness of the importance of this critical nutrition program.
Visit our Hunger Action Month Facebook Application for more ways to get involved this September.