September is Hunger Action Month

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The Food Bank of Central Louisiana is part of a national movement to raise awareness and take action to fight hunger in America.  September is Hunger Action Month.  The Food Bank of Central Louisiana, a member of the Feeding America network, is joining with our partner hunger relief agencies to ask all Americans to pledge to fight domestic hunger.

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana is working to engage citizens to take action through the 30 Ways in 30 Days campaign.  Hunger Action Month comes alive in a personal way when individuals are invited to define their way to help. Each daily ‘way’ is easy, doable, and can have a big impact. The thirty days of activities for Hunger Action Month range from changing your Facebook status to finding out how to support the Food Bank of Central Louisiana.

Nationwide, more than 49 million Americans suffer from food insecurity.  But hunger’s impact is felt by many more than the millions living with food insecurity; hunger impacts child development, health and wellness, education and workforce development – our general welfare as a nation.  It is also an issue right here in our community, and at the local level, the Food Bank of Central Louisiana works to combat hunger and aid the hungry right here at home. Each month, the Food Bank of Central Louisiana serves more than 22,400 people.

Throughout September, there will be numerous opportunities to get involved.  These opportunities will range from social media initiatives to events, family activity suggestions, and ways to volunteer or support the work the Food Bank of Central Louisiana does every day.  “You’ll be hard pressed to find a community in the United States that is immune from hunger,” says Jayne Wright-Velez, executive director of the Food Bank. “One in six Americans is unsure from where their next meal will come. Our participation in Hunger Action Month, along with nearly 200 Feeding America food banks, is a call to all Americans to get involved locally to alleviate hunger right in your hometown.”

To learn more about Hunger Action Month, 30 Ways in 30 Days, and the work that the Food Bank of Central Louisiana and Feeding America do all year long, visit our website at www.fbcenla.org.