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Hunger Action Month at the Food Bank

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 nowWhether 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" this September!  

September 14, 2017: National Hunger Action Day 
Wear orange to raise awareness about hunger in our region, post a picture to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram using #HungerActionMonth

Other Ways to Take Action:   
SHOP
at your local Wegmans store Sept. 9-23 to Fill the Bus with food donations that will support the children's BackPack Program.
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 $4.50 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.

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