During September, El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank, marks national Hunger Action Month, when we ask everyone in the community to get involved in ending hunger locally and nationally. How will YOU make a difference this year?
One in six Americans struggles with hunger. In El Paso, nearly 1 in 4 individuals are below the poverty line with an estimated 1 in 3 children at risk of food insecurity.
As a community we must do better! Get involved with the Food Bank on a whole new level – advocate, sponsor, and have fun – all while taking a STAND AGAINST HUNGER during the month of September, Hunger Action Month.
Go Orange (the color of Hunger Awareness) For Hunger: On September 4, 2014, we will kick off our month-long effort to turn the nation orange in support of hunger-relief. We are encouraging everyone to play a role and show your support by wearing orange! Take photos of you going orange for hunger and share them with El Pasoans Fighting Hunger on Facebook.com/elpasoansfightinghunger and Twitter @EP_FightHunger.
ADVOCATE for those who struggle to keep food on the table by educating yourself and your friends and family about the problem of hunger in your community.
ORGANIZE a virtual food drive to benefit El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank or a food/fund drive to benefit your local food pantry, soup kitchen or shelter.
VOLUNTEER at El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank or your local food pantry, soup kitchen or shelter.
SHARE a hunger fact with your friends online.
TAKE the SNAP (Food Stamp) CHALLENGE and see firsthand what it’s like to live on $4.80 a day for food
SKIP your daily latte or coffee for a week and donate your savings to the Food Bank.
Take Action on Facebook
GO ORANGE FOR HUNGER: Change your Facebook and Twitter profile photos orange on September 5, 2013 and keep it orange for the month of September!
DONATE your status and share your local hunger statistics on Facebook and Twitter
FIND and LIKE El Pasoans Fighting Hunger & Feeding America on Facebook – check out El Pasoans Fighting Hunger facebook page to download profile and timeline photos you can use to show your support!
Families, Groups, Organizations: Organize a fundraiser to support the food bank!
Media Outlets: Promote Hunger Action Month throughout September
Companies Sponsor our Hunger Action Month
Retail & Restaurant Locations: Start a promotion or ask your customers to donate to the food bank. Collect it all and make your contribution!
For more information about how you can do this visit the ideas page & then sign up on the participants page!