Nobody should be forced to choose between food and medicine.
September is Hunger Action Month—a time when the Feeding America network and the public come together to raise awareness and inspire action to help people facing the impossible choices of hunger. Hunger Action Month is now officially recognized by the cities of Holyoke, West Springfield, Greenfield, and Easthampton.
In Western Massachusetts, according to Feeding America, 1 in 8 individuals is food insecure. That’s nearly 10,000 individuals who have difficulty accessing healthy food on a monthly basis. For many of your neighbors, a daily meal isn’t a choice between different dishes. It’s a choice between food and other crucial needs—like medicine, electricity, or childcare.
You have a choice. Choose to end hunger.
Hunger Action Day: Friday, September 23
Orange is the color of hunger. This Hunger Action Day, let’s stand together by wearing orange, and raising our voices all across the country on behalf of the millions of people facing hunger. Share your ‘Go Orange’ photos on social media with the tags @FeedingAmerica, #HungerAction, and #FoodBankWMA.
Food insecurity and hunger can affect anyone. In our region alone, more than 100,000 individuals are facing hunger or the threat of hunger. Check out Local Hunger Facts to learn more about the impact these critical issues are having on your neighbors and the ways community support is providing healthy food.
The 12th Annual Will Bike 4 Food is taking place in-person and through a fun, new Ride & Seek challenge. Raise funds to provide healthy meals, then gather a team of friends and family or cycle alone for this outdoor event. You can also support local cyclists’ fundraising efforts, including Food Bank Executive Director, Andrew Morehouse!
Pandemic unemployment has clearly revealed that food insecurity can happen to anyone, perhaps for the first time. Help your neighbors put food on their tables at this greater time of need. Make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor To The Food Bank. Every dollar you donate provides four healthy meals.
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Help your neighbors put food on their tables by making a one-time donation or becoming a monthly donor To The Food Bank. Every dollar you donate provides four healthy meals.