What Is Hunger Action Month™?
September is Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign mobilizing the public to take action on the issue of hunger. Organized by the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, the campaign brings greater attention to the issue of hunger in America and promotes ways for individuals everywhere to get involved with the movement to solve it.
Join us this September. As individuals, charities, businesses and government, we all have a role to play in getting food to those in need. Together, we can solve hunger!™
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:
ON HUNGER ACTION DAY™, TURN ORANGE FOR HUNGER RELIEF!™:
On Thursday, September 4, 2014, 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.
SUPPORT CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS
1 in 5 kids in the United States faces hunger. Next year, Congress has an important opportunity to strengthen child nutrition programs, especially programs that target children when they are out of school and harder to reach. Feeding America and child hunger advocates are urging Congress to give states flexibility in how they operate summer, after-school, and weekend programs to better reach hungry kids.
- TAKE OUR PLEDGE Pledge your voice, share with others and become part of Feeding America’s advocacy team, helping us urge Congress to strengthen child nutrition programs.
- SEND Your MEMBER OF CONGRESS AN INVITATION: Encourage your Member of Congress to visit a child nutrition program of a local food bank. Congressional visits shine a spotlight on how federal nutrition programs make an impact in your community.
Find your local food bank and become a volunteer during September and all year long.