September is Hunger Action Month™, a nationwide awareness campaign designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger. Throughout the month, The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) and our network are working together to raise awareness about hunger in our communities and inspire our neighbors to get involved this month and throughout the year. Every action counts, big or small.
How can you participate?
Go orange! Thursday, September 12th, is Hunger Action Day® and Boston landmarks like the Prudential Center, Boston City Hall, and the Zakim Bridge will be orange. Show your support by wearing orange and post a selfie on social media.
Volunteer! We can use your help sorting grocery donations, fresh produce, and more in our warehouse. We have opportunities for people aged 5+ (yes, we like to get the little ones involved early). Not in Boston? Volunteer at one of our partner agencies! Find a local agency here.
Advocate! If we raise our voices in unison, we can influence Congress and out local governments to strengthen anti-hunger legislation. Take action by:
- Signing up for GBFB Advocacy Email alerts to stay up-to-date
- Let your state Representative and Senator know that hunger relief matters to you
- Tweet about anti-hunger policy on social media
Share on social media! Use your social network to raise awareness of hunger. Suggested posts:
- This September, I’m taking action to #EndHungerhere for the 1 in 11 people in MA struggling with hunger.
- No one should go hungry. I’m calling on (insert your elected represenative here) @GovernmentOfficial to join me this #HungerActionMonth in solidarity to #EndHungerHere
- Hashtags: #HungerActionMonth #EndHungerhere #EveryActionCounts
- Tag: @Gr8BosFoodBank
Did you know…?
1 in 11 people in Massachusetts is struggling with food insecurity and don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Food insecurity is defined as the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
Through a network of over 500 partner agencies, GBFB provides healthy food to people in 190 cities and towns in Eastern Massachusetts.
72% of the households we serve use a food pantry on a regular basis, and 33% of these households have a member with diabetes. 61% of these households have a member with high blood pressure.
GBFB has a formalized nutrition policy that guides our decisions on foods to acquire and distribute. Want to read it? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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