Squash hunger with us this September during Hunger Action Month! All across the country anti-hunger advocates and communities are standing together with food pantries, food banks, and the Feeding America Network to take action in ending hunger locally and in America. At Beyond Hunger, we have a variety of ways for you to make an impact this month, including Hunger Action Bingo, with swag prizes to people that accomplish the tasks on the sheet to get Bingo!
Help spread the news about Hunger Action Month.
Take a selfie and post to your social accounts. Use any one or more of our DIY photo props. You can also download our HAM Facebook Header or button below to share with your network.
Why all the orange?
Orange is the color of hunger awareness. It's a bold color that stands out and garners attention. Join us this month by wearing any Orange you have whether it's on Hunger Action Day (9/17/21) OR throughout the month. Tag and share your orange @GoBeyond Hunger #GoBeyondHunger
How many people are hungry in America?
From Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization:
- The coronavirus pandemic has left millions of families without stable employment. More than 54 million people, including 18 million children, may experience food insecurity in 2020.
- More than 38 million people are living in poverty in America. In 2019, most families living in poverty earn less than $25,750 per year.
- More than 37 million people struggle with hunger in the United States, including more than 11 million children.
- A household that is food insecure has limited or uncertain access to enough food to support a healthy life.
- Children are more likely to face food insecurity than any other group in the United States.
- More than half (56%) of food-insecure households participated in at least one of the major federal food assistance program — the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps); the National School Lunch Program and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (often called WIC)
What can I do to help?
Advocate. Donate. Volunteer. There are many ways to help fight hunger in your community, and these three are simple to remember and yet incredibly impactful. Every gift, no matter how small makes a difference. Every post about a policy impacts those struggling with hunger. Every hour of time you spend helps your neighbors in need.