1. Check out the Hunger Action Month Facebook Page
2. Download the Hunger Action Month Materials
On September 8th, we are asking everyone to take at least one action for Hunger Action Day. You can participate by volunteering at your local food bank, wearing orange to show your support or sharing hunger stats with your social networks.
Hunger Hike is a community fundraising event whose mission is to Raise Awareness & Make a Difference in the Fight AgainstHunger — locally, regionally, & globally.
HH5K Run — Saturday, September 17
9 a.m. – Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette (Parking at White Horse Christian Center, 1780 Cumberland Avenue)
Hunger Hike 3K Walk — Sunday, September 18
2 p.m. – Riehle Plaza, Lafayette
Hunger Hike is a perfect fundraising event for your group — student organization, church group, civic group, team or family. Put together a Hunger Hike team and start raising money using our online fundraising site — or any other way you choose.
We hope you’ll consider joining our Fight against Hunger.
Here’s how to get started:
Everyone knows that feeling of an empty stomach. This feeling of running on empty is a reality for 48 million people in the U.S. Without that fuel and nutrition, people — kids especially — don’t have the energy to focus, learn, grow, and ultimately, succeed. Tell your friends and family what you can’t do on an empty stomach.
Write it on a plate, take a selfie, and post to your social media channels with #HungerActionMonth. Don’t forget to tag @FeedingAmerica for a chance to be featured below. It’s that easy to help raise awareness for the 1 in 7 people who struggle with hunger across America..
September is Hunger Action Month, a national initiative where we ask all Americans to play a role in ending domestic hunger. As a Feeding America food bank, Food Finders is calling upon our community and all of North Central Indiana to take action. Feeding America has teamed up with celebrities to tell the real stories of Americans struggling with hunger. Watch the videos, share them with your friends, and learn how to take action in our community. By remembering those going hungry one time each day, we can help raise awareness in our community and advocate to others. Download our 30 Ways in 30 Days calendar for creative ideas and community-wide events for fighting hunger.
Thank you to all of the local businesses and organizations throughout our community who are taking a stand for those in need in our area this month. Are you speaking out against hunger? Tell us about it, we’ll list you here!
Mark Your Calendar:
September 2 – “Fill the Food Bank Friday” hosted weekly, 1 pm – 3 pm. Register at food-finders.org
September 8 – Are you a PU student? Join us for a PU student mixer today from 5 pm – 7 pm. Learn how you can make a difference during your time at Purdue! Contact Katie Powell (765-471-0062 ext 113) for details.
September 10- “Fill the Food Bank Friday” hosted weekly, 1 pm – 3 pm. Register at food-finders.org
September 16 – “Fill the Food Bank Friday” hosted weekly, 1 pm – 3 pm. Register at food-finders.org
September 17 – Hunger Hike 5K run, 9 am, Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette. Register at hungerhike.org
September 18 – Hunger Hike 3K walk 2 pm, Riehle Plaza, Lafayette Register at hungerhike.org
September 21 – Visit our booth and chat with our staff at the West Lafayette Farmers Market 3:30 pm – 7 pm
September 23 – “Fill the Food Bank Friday” hosted weekly, 1 pm – 3 pm. Register at food-finders.org
September 30 – “Fill the Food Bank Friday” hosted weekly, 1 pm – 3 pm. Register at food-finders.org
What Hunger Means to Us Hunger affects communities all across the country—rural, urban, and suburban. The USDA reports that 50 million Americans are uncertain of where they will find their next meal, including 17 million children and 3.5 million seniors—that’s 1 in 7 Americans and nearly 1 in 4 children. Our nation is in recovery from a massive recession, millions of Americans are faced with food insecurity – and we’re working harder every day to assist individuals and their families right here in mid-north Indiana in these tough economic times. It’s a daily challenge, and we are always looking for new ways to meet it head on. Hunger Action Month is crucial time to raise awareness, and get people involved in fighting hunger, throughout September and beyond. To learn even more about Hunger Action Month, and the work that Food Finders Food Bank and Feeding America do all year long, you can visit the national website at www.hungeractionmonth.org. Thank you for helping to fight hunger in America!