LEMOYNE, PA – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – For Hunger Action Month this September, Feeding Pennsylvania will join Feeding America and other member food banks to inspire conversation and drive passion for the issue of hunger. The month-long campaign will highlight the impact of food on people’s lives and show how a meal goes beyond solely nourishing our bodies. When people are fed, futures are nourished, and individuals go from just living to truly thriving.
September marks the 16th year Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization with a nationwide network of 200 food banks, including Feeding Pennsylvania member food banks, and 60,000 partner food pantries and meal programs, has organized the annual call to action. By joining the movement, Feeding Pennsylvania believes our collective voices, actions, and commitment will help ensure every community has the food it needs to flourish.
“Food has a tremendous impact on people’s lives. We have all experienced firsthand how a meal goes beyond solely nourishing our bodies,” said Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America. “Access to nutritious food is essential for each of us to reach our full potential and reminds us that we can all help to create positive change in our communities to ensure that no one goes hungry in America. Now is the time for us to come together to elevate the voices of people who experience food insecurity and inspire everyone to join the movement to end hunger.”
During the month of September, people across Pennsylvania can get involved by listening, acting, and inviting others to speak up about ways to end hunger.
- Volunteer at your local food bank. Find your food bank at feedingpa.org/get-involved/volunteer.
- Donate funds to end hunger and fight food insecurity in Pennsylvania. Donate at feedingpa.org/donate.
- Advocate with Feeding Pennsylvania for a strong federal anti-hunger safety net. Learn more at feedingpa.org/get-involved/advocacy.
“Some of our member food banks are experiencing pandemic-level demand,” said Julie Bancroft, CEO, Feeding Pennsylvania. “Our neighbors shouldn’t have to sacrifice nourishment to make ends meet to cover other essentials. Collectively, we can help close the gap by working to reduce food insecurity in Pennsylvania.”
Hunger Action Month is a time for everyone across the country to collectively act against hunger. You can choose to donate or advocate. You can choose to volunteer or raise awareness. You can choose to help end hunger. Learn more about how you can take action by visiting www.feedingpa.org/our-programs/hunger-action-month/
Erin Haafke, Community Relations Manager
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About Feeding Pennsylvania:
Feeding Pennsylvania is a collaborative effort of nine Feeding America-affiliated food banks in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The mission of Feeding Pennsylvania is to promote and aid our member food banks in securing food and other resources to reduce hunger and food insecurity in our communities and across Pennsylvania and to provide a shared voice on the issues of hunger and food access within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. For more information about Feeding Pennsylvania, please visit www.feedingpa.org.
About Feeding America
Feeding America is committed to an America where no one is hungry. We support tens of millions of people who experience food insecurity to get the food and resources they say they need to thrive as part of a nationwide network of food banks, statewide food bank associations, food pantries and meal programs. We also invest in innovative solutions to increase equitable access to nutritious food, advocate for legislation that improves food security and work to address factors that impact food security, such as health, cost of living and employment.
We partner with people experiencing food insecurity, policymakers, organizations, and supporters, united with them in a movement to end hunger. Visit www.FeedingAmerica.org to learn more.