BEACON TRANSCRIPT – This Hunger Action Month brings hope for millions of Americans. September comes with an unprecedented mobilization which aims to feed America – according to a press release by Feeding America. Feeding America is a food bank with affiliates across the nation. It works on spreading awareness and inspiring action about food insecurity.
Currently, there are forty-eight million Americans, out of which fifteen million children who deal with food insecurity. The campaign is all about putting ordinary people in the shoes of a hungry American. On the 8th of September, those who support the campaign will fill in the text on an empty plate. The text is “On an empty stomach I can’t _____ .” After filling in, participants will post photos of the plates on the Internet, to take part in the conversation.
Those most affected by hunger are children. Without proper, healthy food, they cannot grow or succeed. With a constantly empty stomach, these children miss out on what life has to offer and that’s a big issue.
Under the slogan “bringing more to the table”, Publix Super Markets Charities will give 5 million dollars to cover the transport and programs of the food banks and their partners. The sum is three times higher than donations made in any other year.
Every seventh American has to deal with food insecurity. This, in turn, affects their lives, in areas ranging from employment to education and health. Nutritious food is essential to better the lives of poorer families.
Some of the events which will take place during the Hunger Action Month are:
The volunteer challenge. This challenge involves filling the 1,500 slots available for volunteers. It takes a lot of good-will people to sort out, pack and send the donations to families. Those who want to take part as volunteers can log on to fbnn.org for more details.
Another interesting activity will be the Run on Tuna. It’s the sixth event of its kind. It aims to raise 10,000 cans of tuna. Tuna or cash donations can be left at Chase International, in Reno.
The Orange Your Office activity is all about swag. Those who decorate the office orange and post it to Instagram could win an office lunch party for 20. The lunch is sponsored by Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop.
Other popular activities are The Great American Milk Drive, a book launch, or a documentary showing.
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