September Is Hunger Action Month

Hunger Action Month is a nationwide campaign to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger. Organized by Feeding America®, the campaign brings greater attention to the issue of hunger in America and promotes ways for individuals everywhere to get involved with the movement to solve it. Inspired by passionate food bank leaders, what began in 2002 as Hunger Action Day grew into a nationwide awareness campaign for the entire month of September. This year will be the 7th annual Hunger Action Month organized by the Feeding America network and supporters nationwide. 

Hunger exists in every county in Illinois, affecting nearly 1.8 million Illinois residents including 643,040 children.  Hunger Action Day™, Thursday, September 4th, is a day where nationwide efforts are focused for greater impact.

Hunger is a solvable issue and the eight Feeding Illinois food banks are leading the fight to end it. For your food bank’s Hunger Action Month activities, go to:

Central Illinois Foodbank  https://www.centralilfoodbank.org/news/default.aspx 

Eastern Illinois Foodbank  http://www.eifoodbank.org/HAM/

Greater Chicago Food Depository http://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/site/PageServer?pagename=hungeractionmonth2015

Northern Illinois Food Bank  http://solvehungertoday.org/ways-to-give/signature-events/hunger-action-month/

Peoria Area Food Bank  http://www.peoriafoodbank.org/

River Bend Foodbank  http://www.riverbendfoodbank.org/

St. Louis Area Foodbank  http://stlfoodbank.org/portfolio/hunger-action-month/

Tri-State Food Bank  http://www.tristatefoodbank.org/

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