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September is Hunger Action Month - Step up to the Plate & Take Action!
What 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 communtities to help end hunger. What can you do? Download the 30 Ways in 30 Days calendar now. Whether it’s by advocating and raising awareness, making donations, or volunteering, you can find a way that’s right for you. Step up to the "plate" and strike out hunger this September!
September 8th 2016: National Hunger Action Day
Volunteer at the Food Bank for 12 Hours of Volunteering! We have three different shifts between 8 am and 8 pm. Sign up today!
Wear orange to raise awareness about hunger in our region, post a picture to our Facebook page, and use the hashtag #HungerActionMonth
Other Ways to Take Action:
SHOP at your local Wegmans store to "Fill the Bus" with food donations that will support the children's BackPack Program
DINE at Lights Bakery in Elmira on September 23rd, 10% of restaurant sales benefit the Food Bank.
ADVOCATE for those who struggle to put food on their table
ORGANIZE a food or fund drive to donate to 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
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. Also check out Budget Bytes a web log of good food cooked with little cash.