Hunger Action Month

HUNGER
ACTION
MONTH

WHAT IS HUNGER ACTION MONTH?

September is Hunger Action Month, an annual nationwide campaign that unites Food Banks and the public to inspire people to take action against hunger and to raise awareness for those facing food and nutritional insecurity in our communities. Activities take place throughout the month, with collective efforts focusing around Hunger Action Day on Friday, September 23, 2022.

THE ISSUE

For millions of people in America, a daily meal is a choice between food and other critical needs like housing, healthcare, transportation or childcare. No one should have to make those types of choices.

1 IN 11*

PEOPLE

IN ORANGE COUNTY IS FOOD INSECURE

1 IN 8*

CHILDREN

IN ORANGE COUNTY IS FOOD INSECURE

Food shouldn’t be an impossible choice. This September, help us nourish and create a healthier OC.

TOP WAYS YOU CAN TAKE ACTION

WEAR ORANGE

Wear orange to work or to school, or light up your company’s building orange. Orange is the color of hunger relief. During Hunger Action Month, we join together by wearing orange, turning our city landmarks orange and raising our voices across the country on behalf of the millions of people facing hunger in America. Be sure to share photos of yourself on social media with your friends, family or colleagues wearing orange. Include the hashtags #HungerActionMonth and #FeedOC, and tag Second Harvest at @secondharvestfoodbankoc on Facebook and Instagram; @secondharvestfb on Twitter; and second-harvest-food-bank-of-orange-county on LinkedIn.

VOLUNTEER

Sign up with your family or company for a volunteer opportunity with Second Harvest Food Bank, either at Harvest Solutions Farm or our Distribution Center. Visit feedoc.org/volunteer.

GIVE A GIFT

Make a gift at feedoc.org/donate.

HOST A VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE

Visit feedoc.org/virtual-food-drive to learn more and get started.

FORGO THE DRIVE-THRU

Instead of drive-thru or take out, make your own coffee and lunch during the month of September and donate your savings to Second Harvest at feedoc.org/donate/.

RALLY YOUR FACEBOOK FRIENDS

Start a Facebook fundraiser and challenge your followers to reach a certain goal.

ENGAGE YOUR COWORKERS

Fundraise with your company, team or department and request that your company match donations through its corporate matching gift program.

GET EDUCATED

Visit map.feedingamerica.org to learn more about hunger in America and in our community.

ADVOCATE FOR SECOND HARVEST

Apply to be a Second Harvest Food Bank Advocacy Ambassador. Email Malia Cary at [email protected].

STAY CONNECTED

Sign up for our newsletter at feedoc.org/#signup.