September – Time to Take Action!
Did you know September is Hunger Action Month, AND the official color of Hunger Action Month is ORANGE?! Feeding America’s nationwide network uses Hunger Action Month as an awareness driver, designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger. Our hope for this month is that you will be informed, educated and empowered to take action in the fight to end hunger! More than 160,000 East Tennesseans face food insecurity. Will you help take action in the fight to end hunger? Keep reading for ways to help!
New this year for Hunger Action Month:
1. Hunger Action Heroes presented by Delta Dental of Tennessee
Support your favorite, local Hunger Action Hero from September 1-10. The participant who fundraises the most money (meaning more meals for our friends facing food insecurity!) will be crowned the Hunger Action Hero of 2020. To see the full list of participants and to support them in their journey towards becoming the FIRST Hunger Action Hero, click HERE! Special thanks to Delta Dental of Tennessee for sponsoring this inaugural event.
2. Hunger Action Month Calendar
We’re giving you 30 ways in 30 days to take action! Check out this calendar, and follow our activity on social media. Each day, learn how to take action this month (and through the year)!
We invite you to take action this month! Please join us by volunteering, donating, supporting or advocating in any way you can. Wear orange to raise awareness for Hunger Action Month (and to cheer on the Vols). Reach out with any questions at the “Contact” form up top. We would love to hear from you. Together we are fighting hunger and feeding hope in our community!