It’s September, which brings the return of Hunger Action Month, where we team up with Feeding America and food banks across the country to talk about ways we can all work together to take action against hunger! It’s a great time to remember that our choices matter and we can all choose to play a part in Fighting Hunger Statewide.
511,000 Utahns are food insecure. That means they can’t always afford enough food for themselves and their family. It means that parents must figure out how to feed their kids and pay for childcare. It means that seniors struggle to afford medication and meals on a fixed income. For many of our neighbors, a daily meal isn’t a choice between different dishes. It’s a choice between food and other crucial needs — like medicine, electricity, or childcare. Food shouldn’t be an impossible choice.
Join us for Hunger Action Month by sharing how you will help fight hunger. Nobody should be forced to choose between food and electricity. Take the pledge to make food a certainty, not a choice. If we work together, we have the power to set things right. Let’s build a community of committed individuals to fight hunger in every community across Utah.
Will you join us? There are plenty of ways you can get involved! Here are just a few:
- Follow us on Facebook and Instagram
- Like, comment and share posts
- Create a Facebook fundraiser
- Volunteer at our warehouse
- Host a virtual food drive
- Ask your employer about donation matching
- Start a DIY fundraiser with your family, friends, or business
We can all choose to be a part of solving hunger, and we’ll be more effective if we work together.