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.
Nationally (pre-COVID-19), there were 37 million people who struggle with hunger, including 13 million children. Feeding America now projects that in Oklahoma, which consistently ranks well above the average of food insecure states, 1 in 5 Oklahomans and an astounding 1 in 3 children will struggle to get enough to eat during the pandemic.
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.
•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."