September is Hunger Action Month. It was established by Feeding America in 2008. It was created as a national push to raise awareness about the hunger crisis in America and inspire people to take action. Food shouldn’t come down to being a choice to take something else over food. Food insecurity is considered the disruption of food intake or eating patterns because of lack of money or other resources to get economically friendly food (food deserts). Hunger is not just a physical discomfort from the lack of food, but it is also affects one’s emotional welfare. Food insecurity doesn’t necessarily cause hunger, but hunger is a possible outcome of food insecurity! Here are some ways to get involved:
- Take ACTION! Do something with an orange food and post to social media. Tag Daniel’s Table and add #hungeractionchallenge
- Volunteer at a local food pantry or food bank
- Raise funds during the month to donate locally (an online fundraising for example)
- Raise awareness about hunger in America (wear orange and post on social media).
- Host a food drive
- Learn more about hunger, nutrition and health (Read Map the Meal Gap 2022)
- Donate to Daniel’s Table
Participate in our Hunger Action Challenge!
- Pick an orange food item
- Do an ACTION with the food item
- Tag Daniel’s Table and #hungeractionchalleng
- Challenge a friend to take part in this challenge
- Post on all your social media