HUNGER ACTION MONTH 2014
September is Hunger Action Month - Show Your Support & Turn Orange!
September is Hunger Action Month and we are all turning orange - the color of hunger relief! The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is asking people, businesses, civic organizations, elected officials, and congregations to Turn Orange this month to show their support for hunger awareness. Orange is the color for hunger awareness.
Post your photos on the Food Bank's Facebook page if you're wearing orange anytime this month, in support of hunger awareness!
The State of Hunger in the Southern Tier
1 in 4 Southern Tier residents receive assistance from the Food Bank at some point during the year. This figure is approximately 44% higher than the national average of 1 in 7 Americans served by the Feeding America network of food banks. Click here for information.
Click here to change your Facebook and Twitter profile pictures orange for the month of September. Click on the "Change" tab.
Here are some quick ideas on how to get involved:
ADVOCATE for those who struggle to put food on their table
ORGANIZE a food or fund drive benefiting the Food Bank of the Southern Tier
VOLUNTEER at the Food Bank or one of our member agencies in your community
EXPERIENCE the SNAP challenge and discover what it is like to live on $4.50 a day (download the recipe links below)
SHARE YOUR STORY about volunteering for the Food Bank, helping the hungry or experiencing hunger yourself
SNAP Challenge resources:
Click here to download the Taking the SNAP Challenge Fact Sheet.
A great SNAP Challenge resource is Good and Cheap is a collection of recipes for people with limited incomes, particularly those on a $4/day food stamp budget. Click here to download the recipe collection to get started on the challenge! Also check out Budget Bytes a web log of good food cooked with little cash.
Don't let Congress push us over the Hunger Cliff!! Visit the Hunger Cliff website for more information and resources.
Check out our September events to see how you can participate to help fight hunger and raise awareness throughout the month:
3rd Annual Walkin' The Country September 8-12, 2014
Wegmans 7th Annual Fill the Bus Campaign September 8-20, 2014
Check out the Food Bank video featuring Matt Damon, and share with others