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Wear Orange & Raise Hunger Awareness

“1 in 6 Americans struggles with hunger…”¬†
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September is Hunger Action Month, when the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks unites to urge individuals to take action in their communities. The goal is to create a movement throughout September that has a real and lasting impact on our mission to help end hunger in America, and our friends at Food Gatherers are working with Feeding America to help alleviate the hunger problem in this country.

What  can I do?
Food Gatherers has several ways in which you can¬†Speak Out Against Hunger‚ĄĘ

  • Download the Food Gatherers¬†30 Ways in 30 Days Calendar. Each day lists a new way you can help.
  • Donate funds.¬†Give a gift on or after Monday, September 16th, and your impact will be¬†doubled. Thanks to the 4th Annual Mow Down Hunger Campaign, Weingartz will¬†generously match your gift.
  • Raise awareness by¬†wearing orange¬†on Hunger Action Day, Thursday, September 5th.

  • Advocate¬†by sending an email to our County Commissioners pledging your support and thanks for their funding of Food Gatherers’ hunger relief efforts.
  • Visit¬†the¬†Hunger Action Month website, then¬†Share¬†a¬†hunger fact.
  • Find Food Gatherers and¬†‘like’¬†us on Facebook, then¬†follow¬†our mascot@CarlSuperCarrot on Twitter.

By taking action online and in your community, you can be a part of the solution to end hunger nationwide.
Feeding America has a few more ways  you can help:

  • Participate online:¬†Change your Facebook and Twitter profile orange.
  • Invite your representative:¬†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.
  • Visit the Feeding America¬†Hunger Action Month Facebook Application¬†for more ways to get involved.

Join us during the month of September. As individuals, charities, businesses and government, we all have a role to play in getting food to those in need.

Together We Can Solve Hunger‚ĄĘ

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