START ADVOCATING TODAY WITH THESE EASY STEPS!
1. Follow us on social media @FoodFindersFoodBank; like and share our posts!
3. Download and print the Hunger Calendar 2017. Encourage friends and family to participate!
HUNGER ACTION DAY IS SEPTEMBER 14TH!
On September 14, 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 Against Hunger — 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 the online fundraising site — or any other way you choose.
We hope you’ll consider joining the fight against hunger.
Here’s how to get started:
WHAT CAN’T YOU DO ON AN EMPTY STOMACH?
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.
This year, on September 14th, Food Finders asks supporters to share what they couldn’t do without adequate nutrition by writing on an empty plate, “On an empty stomach I can’t ______,” and filling in the blank with something they couldn’t achieve without the nutrition we need to thrive.
These photos can be posted to social media with #HungerActionMonth, #HungerActionFFFB and @FoodFindersFoodBank and @FeedingAmerica to join the conversation. It’s that easy to help raise awareness for the 1 in 7 people who struggle with hunger across America.
FOOD FINDERS FOOD BANK IS TAKING ACTION!
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. 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 share it with the community!
Mark Your Calendar:
September 1 – “Fill the Food Bank Friday” hosted weekly, 1 pm – 3 pm. Register at food-finders.org
September 8 – “Fill the Food Bank Friday” hosted weekly, 1 pm – 3 pm. Register at food-finders.org
September 13 – Visit our booth and chat with our staff at the West Lafayette Farmers Market 3:30 pm – 7 pm
September 14 – Nourish + Knowledge Luncheon at Food Finders 11:30 – 1 pm. Register here.
September 15 – “Fill the Food Bank Friday” hosted weekly, 1 pm – 3 pm. Register at food-finders.org
September 16 – Hunger Hike 5K run, 9 am, Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette. Register at hungerhike.org
September 17 – Hunger Hike 3K walk 2 pm, Riehle Plaza, Lafayette Register at hungerhike.org
September 20 – 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 27 – Visit our booth and chat with our staff at the West Lafayette Farmers Market 3:30 pm – 7 pm
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 5 children. Our nation is in recovery from a massive recession, millions of Americans are faced with food insecurity – and we’re working harder everyday to assist individuals and their families right here in North Central 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 a 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!