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Hunger Action Month

Updated: Dec 3, 2021

September is Hunger Action Month, a month dedicated to fighting food insecurity in America by raising awareness about hunger and doing things like volunteering, fundraising, and donating to food banks and other hunger-relief, food-advocacy organizations. Today, September 17, is Hunger Action Day. There is no better time to take action against hunger. What can you do to participate?


There are several things you can do to participate in Hunger Action Month. The first is educating yourself on the prevalence of hunger in your community. Hunger is a widespread problem and can be found in every corner of the world, including your own.

Feeding America has a very informative interactive map of the United States where you can find detailed hunger information from every county in every state.

Speak Up

Use your voice to fight against hunger. Feeding America is leading a few initiatives to change government policies that make it difficult for American citizens to have access to food.

Send a message to Congress, telling them that no one who served in the military should struggle to feed themselves or their family.

Send your member of Congress a virtual paper plate to demonstrate how much you care about your neighbors who don’t have enough to eat.

Send a message about the importance of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), a federal program that helps people feed their families by expanding their grocery budgets. You can help prevent any spending cuts to this vital program.

Check out this Weekly Harvest blog post to learn the truth behind some common SNAP myths.

Take Action

Take the Feeding America pledge to help end hunger.

Commit your time to fighting hunger by volunteering with us or another food bank or pantry.

Donate to Feeding America or locally to fund hunger programs.

Participate in our Fall Empty Bowls fundraiser! From September 23-30, you can visit our online SHFB store to purchase your locally handcrafted bowls. Purchasing one bowl for $15 will provide 90 meals to our neighbors!

Tell your story of facing food insecurity and spread awareness about the harsh reality of living with hunger.

Fundraise for Feeding America through corporate and employee giving, livestreaming, and more.

Share your commitment to fighting hunger on social media.

Attend our Hunger Action Month Event!

Second Harvest is hosting a community event on Saturday, September 25 in honor of Hunger Action Month. This event is completely free and open to the public. We will be offering community resources, games for kids, fitness dance classes, raffle prizes, and of course, food.

Where: Parking lot and grassy knoll of Second Harvest Food Bank (20 N Murray St, Springfield, OH 45503)

When: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Dance classes at 12 pm and 1 pm

We’re so excited to see you there!

Take action this Hunger Action Month with a donation to SHFB or volunteer with us.

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