September is Hunger Action Month – a month where people all over America stand together with Feeding America and the nationwide network of food banks to fight hunger. It’s a month to spread the word and take action on the hunger crisis and dedicate ourselves to a solution. Will you join us?
The purpose of Hunger Action Month is to inspire people to act and to raise awareness to the facts: Louisiana has the highest rate of food insecurity among children in the nation as well as the third highest rate among individuals in the nation. In our 11-parish service area, 1 in 5 children are food insecure as well as 1 in 8 individuals.
This annual month-long 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. This year’s campaign comes at a critical time when Louisiana is breaking records for COVID-19 hospitalizations and many are still living paycheck to paycheck.
Additionally, our friends at Home Bank have graciously agreed to match donations made to the Food Bank during September. Just $1 can provide up to 6 meals during this campaign for those impacted by food insecurity. Be sure to follow us on social media and/or sign up for emails at the bottom of our website to be kept up to date on all things Hunger Action Month!