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Hunger Action Month

Take Action: September is Hunger Action Month!

Hunger Action Month is an opportunity for community members, businesses, civic organizations, elected officials, and congregations to get involved and take action in their local communities to help end hunger. What can you do? Whether it’s by advocating and raising awareness, making donations, or volunteering, you can find a way that’s right for you.


WATCH WSKG’s Chasing the Dream. Food Bank President & CEO Natasha R. Thompson hosts an eight-week series that explores the road blocks that people in poverty face as they attempt to fulfill their American Dream. 

Season 2 of Chasing the Dream premieres Friday, September 13, 2019 at 8:30pm on WSKG-TV. 

Chasing the Dream Public Screening
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Decker Room – Broome County Public Library
6:00pm Screening     6:30pm Discussion
Join WSKG for a public screening of Chasing the Dream, featuring a new episode focused on trauma-informed care and ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences). The screening will be followed by a discussion with local experts in the field. This event is free and open to the public but seating is limited. Please RSVP to reserve your spot by CLICKING HERE. The panel discussion will be moderated by Natasha Thompson, President & CEO of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and series host.


SHOP at your local Wegmans store to Fill the Bus with food donations that will support the Food Bank’s child hunger initiatives. Learn more.

Go Orange

GO ORANGE on September 12, National Hunger Action Day. Wear orange to raise awareness about hunger in our region, post a photo to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram using #HungerActionMonth. Tag @FeedingAmerica and @foodbanksoutherntier on Facebook; @FeedingAmerica and @foodbankstier or Twitter and Instagram!


ADVOCATE for those who struggle to put food on their table.


DONATE Every dollar makes a difference! Each dollar donated allows the Food Bank to provide three meals.


ORGANIZE a food drive for 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 a day. A great SNAP Challenge resource is our Just Say Yes recipe collection, using many foods found at pantry and our Mobile Food Pantries! 

Share Your Story

SHARE YOUR STORY about volunteering for the Food Bank, helping the hungry or experiencing hunger yourself. We love to listen. Contact.

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