September is #HungerActionMonth when Feeding America food banks and our supporters across the U.S. stand together in the fight to end hunger.
This September, FIND will raise awareness by sharing resources, showcasing community involvement, and wearing orange, the symbolic color of hunger relief, on September 10 – Hunger Action Day.
When our nation faces a health crisis that continues to worsen the current hunger crisis, we must draw on our community’s strength to find resilient solutions together. Food insecurity is pervasive; it affects individuals and families everywhere and is not limited to extreme poverty. When hunger is often an invisible problem, Hunger Action Month is the opportunity to bring visibility to an issue that touches so many lives. Let’s wear our orange proudly and spread the word!
As the Feeding America member food bank for the Desert Region, FIND wants to encourage everyone in our community to take a stand and help us raise awareness for hunger relief. Here are four actions YOU can take in the fight to end hunger:
1. VOLUNTEER. Attend a volunteer orientation to learn more about our safety guidelines and our work to end hunger. Click here to sign up to distribute food at our free mobile markets or help in our warehouse in Indio, CA.
2. DONATE. Click here to go to our donations page to make a direct cash donation. You can also donate food, specifically shelf-stable proteins, at our warehouse. We love creamy peanut butter, canned tuna, canned chicken, etc.
3. LEARN. Educate yourself on the current hunger crisis and the growing number of people who are food insecure. There are resources to get you started on our website and we will share some fast-facts throughout September to help you become a true #HungerFighter!
4. ADVOCATE. Make sure you and your neighbors have filled out the U.S. Census. It takes 10 minutes to determine the next 10 years of funding in our community. The #2020Census helps us determine who in our community is food insecure so we know who needs our services and everyone is fed.
Happy Hunger Action Month everyone! We hope you will join us to do our part to end hunger today, work to end hunger for tomorrow, and eventually break the cycle of poverty to end hunger in our community for good.