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September is Hunger Action Month
September is Hunger Action Month, when the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks unites to urge individuals to take action in their communities. It is our opportunity to create a movement that has a real and lasting impact on our mission to help end hunger in America.
One in Six Americans Struggle with Hunger!
Join us this September. As individuals, charities, businesses and government, we all have a role to play in getting food to those in need.
SEND YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS AN INVITATION:
Encourage your Member of Congress to support your local food bank and help us reach our goal of getting every member of Congress to visit a food bank in 2013.
Find your local food bank and become a volunteer during September and all year long.
TAKE THE SNAP CHALLENGE:
Eat on just $4.50 a day. Shop for your meals with the daily average per person benefit provided by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps) to get a sense of some of the challenges faced by those struggling to put food on the table. Budget $4.50 for the day and share your experience with family and friends to raise awareness of the importance of this critical nutrition program.
For kids, summertime should mean food, friends and fun. But for kids who rely on school meals for their primary nutrition, summer can be a time of uncertainty about where and when they’ll have access to healthy food.
1 in 5 kids in America struggles with hunger. It’s a national crisis that threatens our nation’s future, and our children’s.
School Breakfast Changes Lives
On average, students who eat school breakfast earn 17.5% higher math scores, attend more days of school, and are 20% more likely to graduate. Learn more and tell us how schools in your community serve school breakfast.
Dine Out Week
No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children in the U.S. struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day.
Help thousands of restaurants across the country raise $10 million this September by supporting their No Kid Hungry promotions. The money they raise benefits the No Kid Hungry campaign and its work connecting kids at risk of hunger with nutritious food and teaching their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals.
Want to do more?
- Orange is the color of hunger—go orange for No Kid Hungry to spread awareness of childhood hunger and the No Kid Hungry campaign to end it.
- Get social September 16-21, at #NoKidHungry we have lots planned on Facebook, Instagram, andTwitter.
- Join our twEAT OUT September 16. It’s an all-day online conversation of supporters eating and tweeting about No Kid Hungry. Follow #NoKidHungry to learn more.
- Become part of the “Ultimate No Kid Hungry Meet-up” September 18.Learn how here
- Make it personal give an extra gift
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