September is Hunger Action Month

This September, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, together with the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, will rally in an effort to bring an end to hunger. Hunger Action Month is designed to inspire people to take action and to raise awareness to the fact that 42 million Americans are food insecure. Here in the Food Bank’s 11-parish service area, nearly 16% of the population is food insecure.

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.

Hunger Action Day takes place on September 14th. You can help fight hunger with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and Feeding America by sharing what you could not do without adequate nutrition. To share, write on an empty plate, “On an empty stomach I can’t ______.” Take a selfie with your plate and post it on social media with #HungerActionMonth, @brfoodbank and @feedingamerica to join the conversation.

You can also join WBRZ for Feed A Family, which will take place all month long in September. Simply look for the Feed A Family donation bins around town and drop your donated nonperishable items inside. For additional ways to get involved, visit brfoodbank.org for a calendar of simple things you can do every day in recognition of Hunger Action Month.

Click here for a printable calendar of what you can do to help us fight hunger every day during September.