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September 14, 2017

This September the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana together with the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, will mobilize across all 50 states in an effort to bring an end to hunger. Hunger Action Month is designed to inspire people to take action and raise awareness of the fact that 42 million Americans, including 13 million children, are food insecure, according to the USDA.
In East Central Indiana more than 70,000 people struggle with hunger and may not know where they’ll find their next meal. That number includes one in five kids who may not have enough to eat.
In the East Central Indiana area, Second Harvest encourages everyone to “Go Orange” on Thursday, Sept. 14. to support Hunger Action Day®. On this day, your group or business can enter into a drawing for orange mystery prizes and receive recognition by Second Harvest staff.
Ideas include: wear orange clothing, hats, shoes, costumes; decorate your office in orange; take a picture of your orange lunch spread; create a group photo with an orange backdrop and/or add an orange filter to your group’s Facebook profile picture.
To participate post photos of your orange spirit on Facebook using the hashtags: #HungerActionMonth and @curehunger.  Please use these hashtags or Second Harvest cannot count your entry!
Also, the Hunger Action Month 2017 campaign includes getting supporters involved to consider how it must feel to live with an empty stomach, which puts a healthy life and a promising future at risk. Second Harvest encourages individuals to share photos on social media on what they couldn’t do without adequate nutrition by writing on an empty plate, “On an empty stomach I can’t ______,” and filling in the blank with something they couldn’t achieve without the nutrition we need to thrive.
“With the combined effort of Feeding America, the nationwide network of food banks and hunger advocates across the country, the goal of this campaign is to raise awareness about hunger and inspire Americans to get involved,” Aviv said. “The Feeding America network is leading the fight to end hunger in the U.S. We all have a role to play in getting food to our neighbors in need. Advocate. Educate. Volunteer. Donate.”
For more information about Hunger Action Month and hunger in East Central Indiana, visit our Facebook page and website throughout September. For additional information visit


September 14, 2017
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