Food banks seek donations, action during Hunger Action Month
This September, Second Harvest North Central Food Bank joined Feeding America food banks across the country to take part in Hunger Action Month and inspire people to take action and raise awareness of food insecurity.
In north-central Minnesota, more than 21,980 people, including 7,510 children, struggle with hunger and may not know where they’ll find their next meal, according to a news release.
This year’s campaign seeks 40,000 actions -- a volunteer shift, a social media post or a donation -- from the public to help end hunger.
“It is important that the people we serve in our community have access to enough food to reach their full potential or thrive; especially our children, who cannot grow, succeed or learn when hungry,” stated Sue Estee, executive director of Second Harvest North Central Food Bank, in the release. “People facing hunger could be our neighbors, kids in our children’s classes and others, often much closer than we think. That is why ‘Every Action Counts.’”
This month marks the 12th year the Feeding America network has organized this annual call to action. To learn more about Second Harvest and other ways to get involved for Hunger Action Month, contact Second Harvest at 218-326-4420 ext. 24 or www.HungerActionMonth.org.
Join the conversation by posting photos or stories to social media with #HungerActionMonth, Twitter @food4every1, Facebook @SecondHarvestNorthCentral, Instagram @SecondHarvest_NCFB and @FeedingAmerica.