Hunger Action Month
FeedMore’s programs – the Central Virginia Food Bank, Meals on Wheels and the Community Kitchen – provide hunger-relief solutions for our region’s most vulnerable populations – food-insecure children, struggling families, the disabled and homebound seniors, and we serve neighbors in need across Central Virginia’s 31 counties and five cities.
Last fiscal year, FeedMore distributed 20-million pounds to nearly 400 partner agencies through our Central Virginia Food Bank, served 1,056,112 meals to 12,368 children through our Children’s Programs (Kids Cafe, Summer Food, and BackPacks), provided 323,097 meals to 1,628 unduplicated homebound individuals through Meals on Wheels, and distributed 1,098,383 pounds of food to 71,265 individuals through our Mobile Pantry.
WHAT IS HUNGER ACTION MONTH?
September is Hunger Action Month, when the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, including FeedMore, unites to urge individuals to take action in their communities.
The goal of FeedMore’s Hunger Action Month is to mobilize all of Central Virginia to get involved with hunger-relief efforts in our community.
In Central Virginia, 1 in 7 individuals (206,770 individuals - including 50,960 children) is food-insecure and together, we can change that!
TAKE ACTION NOW TO HELP SOLVE HUNGER IN OUR COMMUNITY!
Social Media Orange Out:
All September long, change your Facebook and Twitter profile photos to FeedMore’s Orange Out photo! Share FeedMore’s Facebook and Twitter with your family, your friends, your co-workers and encourage them to take action!
Download FeedMore’s very own Hunger Action Month Orange Social Media icon HERE.
Of course, if you haven’t already, be sure to LIKE us on Facebook: facebook.com/FeedMore, and FOLLOW us on Twitter: twitter.com/FeedMoreInc.
Go Orange For Hunger:
On September 4, 2014, we are encouraging everyone in Central Virginia to show their support for hunger relief by “Going Orange." Wear orange for the day! Paint your face orange! Rent an orange themed costume! Have a pot-luck lunch featuring all orange colored foods!
Whatever you decide, please take photos of you “going orange” for hunger and share them with FeedMore on Facebook and Twitter and be sure to tell your friends, family and co-workers why you’re “Going Orange” for the day.
FeedMore relies on 250 volunteers every single day and we are always looking for more dedicated and compassionate Central Virginians to help us fulfill our mission! What better time to give a few hours a week than Hunger Action Month?
For more information about volunteering, please visit: feedmore.org/volunteer.
Hold a Food Drive and Donate Food:
FeedMore distributes an average of 83,000 lbs. of food every single day to our partner agencies. Holding a food drive is an easy and effective way to help! Food drives items needed are canned fruits, canned meats, canned tuna, canned vegetables, cereals, pasta and rice, peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, etc.
For more information about food drives, please visit: feedmore.org/foodfunddrives
You can support FeedMore and get involved by making a financial donation in honor of Hunger Action Month on our website at: feedmore.org/hamdonation.
Donate to FeedMore During The Amazing Raise - September 17th &September 18th:
On September 17th and September 18th, The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia will hold the 3rd annual Amazing Raise event, a yearly fundraiser supporting FeedMore and hundreds of other charitable organizations in Central Virginia. During this exciting 36-hour window, every $50 donation made to FeedMore has the potential to multiply through additional grants/prizes awarded by The Community Foundation and the event’s sponsors.
For more information about The Amazing Raise and the full prize list, please visit: feedmore.org/amazingraise.
Take the SNAP Challenge:
Live on just $4.50 a day and get a sense of what life is like for those struggling to put food on the table by shopping for your meals with the daily average per person benefit provided by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps).
Click HERE for the SNAP Challenge FAQ.
Click HERE for the SNAP Challenge Overview.
Be sure to share your experience with family, friends, co-workers and of course, FeedMore!
Download and Share the 30 Ways in 30 Days Calendar:
FeedMore’s Hunger Action Month 30 Ways in 30 Days Calendar is full of great ideas on how to get involved in Central Virginia. Download the calendar and share it with your family, friends, and co-workers. Download the calendar HERE.
Please click here to watch our exciting Impact video!!