September is Hunger Action Month — the Feeding America network’s annual nationwide campaign designed to inspire people to take action and raise awareness of hunger in the United States.
This month-long campaign brings attention to the reality of food insecurity in the U.S. and promotes ways for individuals to get involved in the movement to help end hunger for good.
Utilizing the national marketing messages from Feeding America, Philabundance will work diligently to inspire people in our area to not only get involved in September but throughout the rest of the year.
This year’s theme is “Food shouldn’t be an impossible choice.” We know hunger exists in every community in the U.S. We also know rural communities and communities of color are disproportionately impacted by economic instability—like the soaring inflation rate that is the highest it’s been in 40 years. Neighbors who have already been working to overcome the hardships brought on by the pandemic are now faced with a 10% increase in cost to buy groceries for their family. When difficult times hit, food can be the first thing people forego to make ends meet.
For many, a daily meal is a simple choice of what to eat and when. But for people facing hunger, that daily meal poses a very different type of choice. It’s often an impossible choice between purchasing food and other crucial needs, such as paying for electricity, childcare, or medicine.
Mark your calendar to GO ORANGE on Hunger Action Day September 23rd! Orange is the color of hunger relief, so please be sure to wear orange to show your support for ending hunger, and ask your family, friends, and colleagues to do the same.
September is a time to come together with the Feeding America network to take action to end hunger. You can choose to donate or advocate. You can choose to volunteer or raise awareness. You have a choice. Choose to end hunger. Take action today at Philabundance.org. Thank you for your support and commitment to our vital mission to relieve hunger today and end hunger for good!