Thursday, January 20, 2022

September is Hunger Action Month. Here’s how you can get involved

One in seven Virginians are food insecure, one in six children go to bed hungry and more than 73,000 people across the Peninsula deal with hunger.

That’s according to the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank.

We are currently partway through Hunger Action Month, the campaign in which Feeding America, the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank and the national network of more than 200 food banks raise awareness and take action on the issue of hunger.

The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank has dedicated a calendar to help raise awareness and funds for hungry people across the Peninsula, and there’s still a lot to do.

Each day on their calendar is a new challenge to help bring hunger awareness.

There are recommendations to collect certain types of foods, dedicated buy-one give-one grocery trips, donation collection, social media posts and more.

The foodbank encourages everyone to volunteer, coordinate a food and fund drive, donate or advocate about the need in the community to help families.

“Just $1 a day keeps hunger away,” they said.

To learn more about coordinating fundraisers and collections, click here.

Check out the Feeding America Take Action page to learn more about ways to give.

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