September is Hunger Action Month. During this month, WCFB asks our existing food and financial donors, volunteers and community partners and the Worcester County community at large to consider performing one act in support of someone in our area who is food insecure.
There is no one face for hunger. It could be a family member, friend, neighbor, acquaintance or student. It can be children, adults and seniors.
Every action you take can make a difference in the lives of many local people in need in Worcester County. Whether it’s picking up something extra while you are at the grocery store, posting something on social media, having a discussion of food insecurity with friends, family or coworkers, or contacting your legislator about support for the Child Nutrition Reauthorization due to expire in September, it all raises awareness and brings us one step closer to finding a solution.
WCFB has created a September calendar containing suggested actions that you can take to support the families, young people, adults and seniors in Worcester County who are food insecure. It is available for viewing and downloading @ HAM Calendar 2015.
The Hunger Actions that we will highlight during September are:
- ALLOW FEEDING AMERICA TO POST TO YOUR SOCIAL NETWORKS ON HUNGER ACTION DAYTM (SEPTEMBER 3rd AT NOON)
To reach the widest possible audience and raise as much awareness as possible to the problem of hunger in the U.S., Feeding America would like your help. They will post the following message on social networks at 12:00 pm on Thursday, September 3rd.
To sign up to allow Feeding America to post to your social network, please visit: Feeding America Thunderclap
The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act, which is set to expire September 30, 2015, authorizes funding for the federal child nutrition programs, including the School Breakfast, National School Lunch, Child and Adult Care Food, Summer Food Service, and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Programs and WIC (Women, Infant, and Children Nutrition Program).
To help ensure that more children have a healthy start by improving early childhood nutrition programs, please call, email or send a letter to your Senator and Representative to let them know that this bill matters to you. Every communication counts! Details available @ CNR2015.
You can enter your zip code or street address to find the closest food pantry or meal site that is affiliated with the Worcester County Food Bank, and the days that they are open. Please contact one of our Partner Agencies in your area, and see what it needs to help those in your neighborhood or community that are in struggling @ foodbank.org.
WCFB publishes a monthly e-newsletter containing three or four topics. It highlights food and financial donors, Partner Agencies, board members, staff, community partners, and issues and pending legislation related to food insecurity. Please sign up at the bottom of our home page to receive your monthly Nourishment @ e-news.
WCFB maintains a list of our Partner Agencies who are looking for volunteers. Please look for Other Volunteer Opportunities on the Volunteer page of our website @ Volunteer.