September is Hunger Action Month!
September marks national Hunger Action Month and the Food Bank has activities planned and actions to take throughout the month. Together we can raise awareness and take action in support of hunger relief.
In the United States before the pandemic over 35 million people struggled with food insecurity, including 10.7 million children. According to Feeding America, Oklahoma, which consistently ranks well above the average for food insecure states, 1 in 6 Oklahomans and an astounding 1 in 4 children are not sure where they will get their next meal.
Asking for help is hard, helping can be easy. Here are some easy ways to get started:
•Advocate, Donate, or Volunteer
•Social Media, post, post, post. See the side bar for lots of help and information.
•Enjoy Restaurant Week.
•Wear Orange on Hunger Action Day, September 10. It may just start a great conversation.
•Check out our 30 Ways in 30 Days calendar.
•See the icons on top of this page or the side bar items.
•Support businesses that participate in Campaigns for our Cause - they would love your support.
•Find excellent information and resources to fight hunger in your community on Feeding America’s Hunger Blog.
•Tell a neighbor, friend or family member, "Fighting Hunger is important and will make a difference in the lives of our neighbors and for our community."
•Save the date for a Virtual Town Hall on Hunger at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 16. The event features Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District Representative Stephanie Bice and Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry, Blayne Arthur. Look for upcoming details on how to join the conversation.
Click here to download our Hunger Action Month plate and tell us how hunger can affect you. Share your selfie with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.