What is it?
Hunger Action Month – September – is the Feeding America network’s nationwide awareness campaign designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger. The campaign brings attention to the reality of food insecurity in the United States and promotes ways for individuals across the U.S. to get involved in the movement to help end hunger. Hunger Action Day, September 13th, is a day where efforts across the country are focused for greater impact.
Why should you participate?
Hunger exists in every county in the U.S., affecting 42 million Americans including 13 million children. On the Treasure Coast alone, nearly 100,000 individuals do not know where their next meal is coming from, including 1 in 7 children. The Feeding America network believes that hunger IS solvable and we’re leading the fight to end it.
Without that fuel and nutrition, people — kids especially — don’t have the energy to focus, learn, grow, and ultimately, succeed.
We need to make sure that no child, adult or senior in America ever runs on empty, and this September, we’re asking everyone to come together for Hunger Action Month to help end hunger.
Below are some of the many ways you as an individual, group, or organization can help raise awareness and support those struggling with hunger in our community.
Calendar of Special Events
Become a Hunger Action Month Sponsor
Go Orange to raise awareness of the issue of hunger.
View some of the people and places in our Go Orange campaign.
Thank you to the following organizations that supported the Go Orange campaign on September 13th:
Lady Of Abundance
Indian Riverside Park
St Lucie County
Tradition Water Fountain
City Hall (Port St Lucie)
Martin Health (South, North & Tradition Hospital)
Roundabout at Indian River & Ave A (Fort Pierce)
Roundabout at Ohio and Sunrise (Fort Perce)
Roundabout at Ave D (Fort Pierce)
Riverwalk Center flag poles (Fort pierce)
City Hall Landscape Lights (Fort Pierce)
Hayes Park west of main Police Station on US1 (Fort Pierce)
Sign Welcome to Historic Downtown Fort Pierce
Seven Gables Sign (Fort Pierce)
Indian River County
Royal Palm Fountain (Vero Beach)
Community Center (Vero Beach)
City Hall (Vero Beach)
Tennis Center (Vero Beach)
Attend your local County Commissioners meeting in support of Hunger Action Month.
Participate in Eat, Drink, & Give
Dine at one of these restaurants:
Marsh Landing – click here for more details.
Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza – click here for more details.
Chipotle – click here for more details.
Participate as a restaurant:
Support Hunger Action Month by purchasing this limited edition “Go Orange For Hunger” Sailfish Brewing Company hat.
Hats can be purchased at the brewery and are available while supplies last. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Treasure Coast Food Bank and the fight against hunger here in our community.