As Hunger Action Month comes to an end, we are reflecting on all of the amazing efforts lead by the network of food banks and their communities. We’ve been inspired the new, creative ideas they lead, and the actions taken by advocates and leaders like Chef Mario Batali and invaluable partners like Tony Robbins in the fight to end hunger. We even saw lawmakers sky dive to raise awareness and fundraise for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank!
The groundswell of new conversations and outreach to involve our friends, colleagues and neighbors in the fight against hunger is energizing, and we hope that you’ll all continue to join us year-round. Here’s how you can help:
Donate. A little goes a long way. For every $1 donated, the Feeding America network of food banks provide 11 meals to people facing hunger.
Volunteer. 51% of the Feeding America network’s agencies like food pantries and soup kitchens rely entirely on volunteers to provide food to their neighbors facing hunger. Find your local food bank and learn more about volunteering in your community today.
Advocate. We still need your voices to urge Congress to prioritize ending child hunger as they debate new funding levels and legislation for programs that feed our children.
Educate. The issue of hunger – and solving it – is complicated. The more we can help people understand the challenges that people who face hunger face, the more solutions can be pushed forward. You can start learning more by reading Feeding America research.
We have a long way to go for the 48 million women, men and children in America who continue to face hunger and we can’t do it without you. Together, we can solve hunger.
*Sarah Cicuto is the social media manager, digital engagement, for Feeding America.Tags: Hunger in the News , Hunger Action Month