Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month

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September is Hunger Action Month, and we're challenging everyone in our community to take action to fight hunger in Southwest Florida, all month long. Hunger Action Month is when the Feeding America's nationwide network of food banks unites to urge individuals to take action against hunger in their communities.

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Hunger Action Day™ is Thursday, September 3, 2015. HCFB supporters are encouraged to wear orange throughout the month to draw attention to hunger in Southwest Florida. Be sure to email us your orange-style photos at fighthunger@harrychapinfoodbank.org and share socially using the hashtags #hamFL and #HarryLivesOn. (Hunger Action Day™ is always the first Thursday of September).

Orange is the color for hunger awareness. By wearing orange you show your support for a hunger-free SWFL. (Let us see your orange-themed pictures by sharing with @HCFBSWFL using the hashtags #hamFL and #HarryLivesOn and email us at fighthunger@harrychapinfoodbank.org). 

The Harry Chapin Food Bank is a member of Florida Association of Food Banks and the hashtag "hamFL" unites Hunger Action taken in Florida. The Florida Association of Food Banks’ members are the Feeding America affiliated Regional Distribution Centers in Florida:

Feeding America Tampa Bay (Citrus, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Sumter counties)
America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend, Inc. (Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla counties)
All Faiths Food Bank (DeSoto and Sarasota counties)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida (Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Volusia, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns counties)
First Step Food Bank (Marion county)
Bay Area Food Bank (Bay, Escambia, Holmes, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Washington counties)
Feeding South Florida (Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach counties)
Agape Food Bank (Polk and Hardee counties)
Florida Gateway Food Bank (Columbia, Hamilton, Suwannee, Union counties)
Treasure Coast Food Bank (Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, St. Lucie counties)
Food Bank of Manatee County (Manatee county)
Bread of the Mighty (Alachua, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Levy counties)

HCFB will be participating in the 24-hour Community Foundation of Sarasota County's Giving Challenge beginning noon on September 1 through noon on September 2. We encourage our supporters to donate online here: https://givingpartnerchallenge.org (just search for "Harry Chapin Food Bank"). All new-donor donations will be matched up to $250.

Tuesday, September 1 (noon) - Wednesday, September 2 (noon) - Giving Challenge: givingpartnerchallenge.org
Thursday, September 4 (all day) - Hunger Action Day™:  Wear orange today and throughout the month
Sunday, September 13 (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) - 2nd Annual Stuff the Bus (one-day food drive at select Publix locations in Collier County). Click here to volunteer: bit.ly/HCFB_Collier091315.
Thursday, September 17 (7:00 p.m. EST)-  #HarryLivesOn TweetChat with Long Island Cares on twitter.com/HCFBSWFL
Sunday, September 20 (10:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.) - 8th Annual Fill Our Fleet to Feed the Hungry (one-day food drive at all Lee County Publix locations) Click here to volunteer: bit.ly/HCFB_VolunteerLee092015

Ask the manager of your office building, house of worship or community landmark to light up orange for the month and let the food bank know by emailing us at fighthunger@harrychapinfoodbank.org or calling us at (239) 334-7007. You can also put up orange lights at home or change your website/social media profiles orange. Be sure to wear orange all month long!

Download & follow our HCFB 30 Ways in 30 Days calendar 

+Share the calendar with your network
 Wear orange all month to raise awareness about hunger 

+Get your friends and family to wear orange

Start a food drive

+ Complete food drive application here  


Like the Harry Chapin Food Bank on Facebook
Download our HCFB orange cover photo here

Join the conversation on Twitter @HCFBSWFL

Tweet using the hashtags #hamFL and #HarryLivesOn      

Thank you for taking Hunger Action! Please contact us with any questions: fighthunger@harrychapinfoodbank.org or (239) 334-7007.              

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