Hunger Action Month is here

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For food banks around the country, September is a big deal.

Hunger Action Month is a time for Foodlink and the Feeding America network to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger and food insecurity in the United States. More than 48 million Americans suffer from food insecurity, meaning they lack reliable access to a sufficient amount of affordable, nutritious food. In other words, they may not know when or where they are getting their next meal.

In Foodlink’s 10-county service area, 12.5 percent of the population (1 in 8 people) are considered food insecure. For children, that statistic rises to 1 in 5.

How can you help make a difference and help Foodlink end hunger? You can start by visiting Foodlink’s website for a few recommendations:

Home Depot employees proudly support Hunger Action Month. Orange is their favorite color!

Home Depot employees proudly support Hunger Action Month. Orange is their favorite color!

For more information about Hunger Action Month on a national level, visit HungerActionMonth.org.

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