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Hunger Action Month
September 1 - September 30
Why is Hunger Action Month Important?
September is Hunger Action Month — an annual campaign dedicated to driving awareness and inspiring action to help end hunger in America, both at a national scale and in local communities.
In central and southern Arkansas,1 in 6 Arkansans are food-insecure, which means they struggle to find sufficient access to nutritious food. When it comes to children, 1 in 5 are facing hunger, and in some rural areas, it’s even higher. It’s startling numbers like this that rank Arkansas second in the nation for food insecurity.
What We’re Doing This Month:
Take Action Now!
Mobilizing your community through any of the following actions below will help shine a light on the many individuals that are facing impossible choices. As individuals, nonprofits, businesses and government entities, each of us have role to play in eliminating hunger.
- “Go Orange” by wearing your finest orange shirt, pants or accessories for Hunger Action Month and share a photo of yourself on social media. Tell others about the fight to end hunger using the hashtag #HungerActionMonth
- Learn about hunger in your community: Visit MaptheMealGap.org and check the interactive map to zoom in on your specific community.
- Use Your Voice! Through actions big and small, we all can take steps to move the needle on hunger. Visit FeedingAmericaAction.org for steps to become a local hunger advocate.