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Hunger Action Month

Take Action: September is Hunger Action Month!

Food shouldn’t be an impossible choice.  

We know hunger exists in every community in the U.S. We also know rural communities and communities of color are disproportionately impacted by economic instability—like the soaring inflation rate that is the highest it’s been in 40 years. Neighbors who have already been working to overcome the hardships wrought by the effects of the pandemic, are now faced with a 10% increase to buy groceries for their family. When difficult times hit, food can be the first thing people forego to make ends meet.

For many, a daily meal is a simple choice of what to eat. But for people facing hunger, a daily meal poses a very different type of choice. It’s often an impossible choice between food and other crucial needs, such as electricity, childcare or medicine.

This year’s Hunger Action Month campaign creates empathy with this issue by presenting the impossible choices of hunger with thought-provoking visual metaphors that prime our audience to expect food, but then reveal the impossible choices instead. Medical papers pop out of a toaster; light bulbs sit in an egg carton; a steaming breakfast is made of kids’ building blocks.

What is Hunger Action Month?

September is Hunger Action Month — the Feeding America network’s annual nationwide campaign designed to inspire people to take action and raise awareness of hunger in the United States. You can help engage your community by leveraging the materials, ideas, and resources throughout this toolkit. ​

What is Hunger Action Day?

September 23rd is Hunger Action Day — a day where collective efforts across the country are focused for greater impact.



Share photos of yourself on social media with your friends, family or colleagues wearing orange, and include the following:

  • #HungerActionMonth
  • @FeedingAmerica.


Library of additional actions include:

If you are in need of assistance, find a nearby food pantry or meal program near you