The Connecticut Food Bank is excited to share and support our member programs’ projects and activities during Hunger Action Month.
Looking for a way to raise food or funds while promoting hunger awareness in your community? Check out our Hunger Action Month toolkit here (link), and take a page from IHSP-Daily Bread Food Pantry’s book.
During Hunger Action Month in 2016, IHSP-Daily Bread Food Pantry challenged local businesses to donate pasta, spaghetti sauce and tuna for the chance to win a trophy made specially for the competition. Though there were winners in each category, all competitors were able to walk away knowing they’d made a difference in their community. “It has been a great way to engage many of the businesses and churches in town… [and] a fun way to secure items for the food pantry,” explains IHSP-Daily Bread’s Kathi Peterson. Last year, the competition brought in enough pasta and tuna to last the pantry from October to June. This year, they’re revamping the competition with a focus on soup.
We want to hear from you! What is your organization doing for Hunger Action Month? Contact Mia Freedenfeld with your stories and initiatives to be featured on our Hunger Action Month Calendar and our social media platforms.