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September is Hunger Action Month

August 30, 2021 10:45 am

Hunger Action Month Campaign Aims to Inspire the Public to Get Involved and Raise Awareness of Hunger in America

ELIZABETH CITY, NC— For Hunger Action Month® this September, Food Bank of the Albemarle will join Feeding America and other network member food banks to inspire people to take action and raise awareness of people facing the impossible choice of hunger. Food banks around the country are working to make a real and lasting impact on food insecurity in their communities, and they are asking for the public’s support.

September marks the 14th year Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization with a nationwide network of 200 food banks, including Food Bank of the Albemarle and over 100 partner food pantries and meal programs in northeastern NC, has organized the annual call to action. This year’s campaign presents the impossible choices that millions of Americans must make between food and other basic needs.

“For many, a daily meal is a simple choice of what to eat,” said Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America. “For people facing hunger, a daily meal poses a very different type of choice. It’s often an impossible decision between food or other crucial needs, such as electricity, childcare, or medicine. Nobody should be forced to make a choice to go hungry. With the public’s support, we can come together to help people achieve long-term food security, so they no longer have to make such tough decisions.”

During the month of September, people across northeastern North Carolina can get involved in the movement by learning, committing, and speaking up about ways to ending hunger.

  • Contact your state and local representatives and let them know how important the issue of hunger is in your community.
  • Organize a traditional food drive, or a virtual fundraising food drive for the month of September.
  • Volunteer during the month of September at the Food Bank, or at your local hunger-relief partner! Find a food pantry in your area at www.afoodbank.org

Hunger Action Month is a time to mobilize to end hunger. You can choose to donate or advocate. You can choose to volunteer or raise awareness. You can choose to help end hunger.

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