Responsibility, Education, Diversity
Hunger Action Month Events
Sept. 1 - Lincoln CAN registration officially opens. Learn more!
Sept. 7 - Annual Agency Gathering - This Year's Theme: The Intersection of Health & Hunger
Sept. 13 - Dine Out to Help Out
Sept. 14 - Hunger Action Day - Wear orange & educate friends, coworkers and neighbors about hunger in America!
Sept. 28 - Food Fight! - a student-organized, student-driven food and fun drive
Sept. 28 - Luke Bryan Farm Tour (Get the full details!)
Oct. 1 - Lincoln CAN event on UNL's East Campus, 2-4 p.m.
September is Hunger Action Month, when we ask everyone in America to take action to fight hunger in their community, all month long. Hunger Action Month is your opportunity to join a movement that has a real and lasting impact on our effort to feed more Americans than ever before. Whether it’s by advocating and raising awareness, making donations, or volunteering, individuals can find the way that’s right for them to make a difference during Hunger Action Month.
In many ways, America is the land of plenty. But for 1 in 8 Americans, hunger is a reality. Many people believe that the problems associated with hunger are confined to small pockets of society, certain areas of the country, or certain neighborhoods, but the reality is much different. The economic downturn and rising unemployment of the past few years has exacerbated an alreadyserious issue. Millions of Americans are struggling with hunger. We all know and come into contact with people affected by hunger, even though we might not be aware of it. More than 42 million Americans live in food insecure households. But hunger’s impact is felt by many more than the millions living with food insecurity: hunger impacts child development, health and wellness,education, workforce development – our general welfare as a nation. It’s not “someone else’s problem.” It’s our problem.
It's out time to act. And that's exactly what we're asking you to do!
Together, we can help everyone reach their full potential. Take action today. Here are three simple ways:
1. Visit HungerActionMonth.org to learn how you can be part of the national conversation.
2. Wear orange on Thursday, Sept. 14, which is Hunger Action Day and tell others that 42 million Americans are food insecure, including an estimated 60,050 people who live in Southeast Nebraska.
3.Take action with Feeding America food banks for Hunger Action Month by taking an Empty Plate Selfie – find a paper plate, scribble what you couldn’t do on an empty stomach and post a photo to social media with #HungerActionMonth. Tag @FoodBankofLincoln and @FeedingAmerica to join the conversation.
Advocate. Educate. Volunteer. Donate. Everyone has a role to play in ending hunger.