Each September, Connecticut Food Bank, in conjunction with Feeding America, marks national Hunger Action Month, when we, along with our partners in the fight against hunger, mobilize everyone everywhere to get involved in ending hunger in America.
Thanks to all who wore orange September 5 for National Wear Orange Day! Visit our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ctfoodbank to see photos of people and businesses, food-assistance programs and organizations who wore orange to raise awareness about hunger!
Nationwide, one in six Americans struggles with hunger. We can do better as a community and we must do better. Here’s some quick ideas on how to get involved:
- ADVOCATE for those who struggle to keep food on the table by educating yourself and your friends and family about the problem of hunger in your community.
- ORGANIZE a virtual food drive to benefit Connecticut Food Bank or a food/fund drive to benefit your local food pantry, soup kitchen or shelter.
- VOLUNTEER at Connecticut Food Bank or your local food pantry, soup kitchen or shelter.
- SHARE a hunger fact with your friends online.
- EXPERIENCE the SNAP (Food Stamp) Challenge and see firsthand what it’s like to live on $4.50 a day for food. Download the guidelines here.
- SKIP your daily latte or coffee for a week and donate your savings to Connecticut Food Bank.
Download our Hunger Action Month calendar for ideas about how you can particpate all month long!
Is your company or organization planning an event? Let us know so we can promote it! Complete this questionnaire so we can help you get the word out!
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