September is Hunger Action Month

Hunger Action Month

Hunger Action Month, held each September, is a nationwide campaign to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger. Each year, the Harry Chapin Food Bank participates in the effort.

Organized by Feeding America, the campaign brings greater attention to the issue of hunger in America and promotes ways for individuals everywhere to get involved with the movement to solve it. Hunger Action Day will be held September 14th. It is a day where nationwide efforts are focused for greater impact and awareness about the issue of hunger.

Why is Hunger Action Month important?

Hunger exists in every county in the country, affecting 49 million Americans including 16 million children. Hunger is a solvable issue and Feeding America is leading the fight to end it. In Southwest Florida, one in seven people are at risk of hunger.

Mobilizing your community through any of the actions below will help make the effort a success. As individuals, charities, businesses and government, we all have a role to play in getting food to our neighbors in need.

Take Action Online:

  • TURN ORANGE FOR HUNGER RELIEF by making your Facebook and Twitter profiles orange. Click here to view the Hunger Action Month graphics.
  • MAKE A MONETARY DONATION online by clicking here.
  • SHARE your status of local hunger statistics on Facebook and Twitter.
  • LIKE & FOLLOW our food bank on social media. Facebook:, Twitter: @hcfbswfl.

Take Action In Your Community:

  • TURN ORANGE FOR HUNGER RELIEF by wearing orange on Hunger Action Day, September 14. Share a pic of your orange style socially with @HCFBSWFL and @FeedingAmerica and use the hashtag #HungerActionMonth. Encourage friends, family, co-workers, etc. to participate too!
  • VOLUNTEER at the Food Bank. Sign up to volunteer. Snap a photo of your experience or take a photo at our warehouse selfie station and tag @HCFBSWFL
  • ATTEND AN EVENT BENEFITING THE FOOD BANK by viewing our calendar and selecting an event to support.
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