2015-08-28 / Government / Neighborhood

Put a spoon on your nose for the hungry

Contributed by Harvest Hope Food Bank

Denise Holland demonstrates SpoontemberTM to commemorate Hunger Action Day September 3 Denise Holland demonstrates SpoontemberTM to commemorate Hunger Action Day September 3 Harvest Hope Food Bank, a member of the Feeding America® nationwide network of food banks, will observe Hunger Action MonthTM, a nationwide initiative designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger and join the movement to help end hunger.

“Across Harvest Hope’s 20 county service area, one in three children, or more than 122,000 children struggle with daily hunger, and Harvest Hope is eager to rally around Hunger Action Month as we continue our fight to solve this issue,” said Denise Holland, CEO of Harvest Hope.

“Hunger is an issue that affects everyone – our child’s classmate, an office coworker or neighbor down the street. September is an opportunity for all hunger-relief advocates to take simple steps towards supporting those in need.”

The Feeding America network of food banks also is participating in the new SpoontemberTM social media initiative. Harvest Hope will commemorate Hunger Action Day® on Thursday, September 3. Hunger Action Day is an opportunity for the country to learn more about how hunger affects their community. Individuals can also help show their support for hunger relief and #Spoontember.

To get involved, supporters can share a ‘spoon selfie’ or video of themselves balancing a spoon on their nose—a utensil that is most often used to prepare and provide food for others—and challenge friends and family to join them to generate awareness of the 49 million Americans who may not know where they’ll find their next meal. Then post your own spoon selfie to social media using the hashtag # Spoontember to join thousands of others across the country.

Harvest Hope Food Bank is one of 200 member Feeding America food banks, which serves every county in the United States and provides over 3 billion meals each year to Americans in need.

To learn more about Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month and Spoontember, please visit www.hungeractionmonth.org.

About Feeding America

Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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