September is Hunger Action Month #nokidhungry #momsfighthunger #TakeActionToday

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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.

VOLUNTEER:

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.

Go Orange This Month!

No Kid Hungry

Take Action

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.

What You Can Do

The Problem
1 in 5 kids in America struggles with hunger. It’s a national crisis that threatens our nation’s future, and our children’s.

Learn more about this national crisis

The Solution

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 FacebookInstagram, 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

Moms Fighting Hunger

The following is a list of Moms like myself that have teamed up with Moms Fighting Hunger. We are comitted to raising awareness, taking action and fighting hunger! Please visit them and show them some love! 

September 8
The Good Long Road
Kids Stuff World

September 9
Kid World Citizen

September 10
Inner Child Giving
San Antonio Mom Blogs

September 11
ButeauFull Chaos

September 12
Bits of Positivity

September 13
LatinoAmeriGringa

September 14
Your Sassy Self

September 15
Not Going Postal

September 16
All Done Monkey

September 17
Multicultural Kid Blogs

September 18
Pennies of Time

September 19
Coffee Cups and Crayons

September 20
Red White & Grew

September 21
MomitForward

September 23
Edventures with Kids

September 24
A Thrifty Diva

September 25
Crafty Moms Share

September 26
The Pleasantest Thing

September 27
Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails

September 28
Optimistic Heathen

September 29
Moments a Day

September 30
Kids Stuff World

 

 

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About Erica Buteau

Erica Buteau is head chef at Chateau Buteau where she cooks for three great kids and one hunk of a man, also known there as babe, mom and sometimes referee. She is the author of Moms at Home: A Collection of Recipes and Moms at Home: Holiday Traditions. Additionally, Erica is an Associate Professor of Technology at a Community College and also does freelance writing, blogging and is heavily involved in Social Media and Online Marketing, PR and Marketing Measurement and Communications Research. Her PR Friendly blog, ButeauFull Chaos! focuses on product reviews, parenting, being a mom, empowering women, children's issues (including Autism, ADHD and Learning Disabilities), family travel and recipes.

5 comments

  1. A just watched a documentary on world hunger the other night. It’s truly sad to know just how many families go hungry in America.

    I try to do things like donate to my local food pantries when I can, whether it be a food donation or monetary donation. I also open up my household pantry when I know of someone who needs food to get by until their next payday. This is a part of why I like to use coupons-If I can save money, feed my family, and feed other people, then I am at least doing something to help others.

  2. So glad I saw this! I keep forgetting to change my Facebook icon to orange. It’s sad to know who many kids go hungry, and I’m super-excited Food Network is focusing on kids in America, they often seem forgotten in outreach programs.

    I’ve done challenges with the low cost-per-day and have been able to meet it but it does take effort and planning and really knowing your costs. I should do it again soon, see where I’m at!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing this with the Pin It Party. I have no doubt that it will, at the very least, raise awareness.

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