TACKLING HUNGER MONTH
Tackling Hunger Month is an annual designation observed in October. You may not always see it in your community, but hunger continues to affect people in our country. 1 in 6 Americans, that’s 33 million people, do not know where their meals will come from on a daily basis. This month, everyone is encouraged to lend a hand in making sure nobody goes to sleep on an empty stomach.
HOW TO OBSERVE #TacklingHungerMonth
Donate some non-perishable food to your local homeless shelter, and use #TacklingHungerMonth to post on social media and spread the word! October is generally the time of year people start getting ready for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Now is a great time to start thinking about helping those who may not get to enjoy big Thanksgiving dinners or cookies on Christmas Eve. There are many simple ways you can help, and it won’t take much of your time or money.
- Bulk up your food drive. Canned goods, peanut butter, dry beans, brown rice, olive oil, nuts, and soups are all excellent foods to donate, and they won’t put a dent in your bank account.
- Donate money. Relief agencies like Action Against Hunger, the Hunger Project, Feeding America, and Share Our Strength are always accepting donations with a goal in mind to make sure nobody goes hungry.
- Support food banks and make contributions of any kind, whenever you can. A little bit goes a long way when someone is going hungry.
TACKLING HUNGER MONTH HISTORY
Campbell’s Soup and Feeding America teamed up to found Tackling Hunger Month in 2002. Since then, people and organizations all over the country have designated October as a special month to donate, or host special community events so that nobody has to go hungry.