Hunger Action Month

Published 09/06 2013 12:26PM

Updated 09/06 2013 01:14PM

URBANA -- People around the country are sporting orange Thursday. It's all in support of Hunger Action Month. It's a chance to help feed people in our communtiy. The Eastern Illinois Foodbank planned a way to get involved every day this month. Organizers say it's an important reminder about the need in our area. Besides wearing orange, there are other ways to be involved: 

·         30 Ways in 30 Days Calendar -visit  to download a “30 Ways in 30 Days” calendar. There is an idea for each day to help feed the hungry this September.

·         Go Orange for Hunger on Thursday, September 5th -  wear orange – the color of hunger awareness - to school or work on Thursday, September 5th. Take a picture and post it on our Facebook page @Eastern Illinois Foodbank.

·         Faces of Hunger Symposium -Thursday, September 12th @ 7pm, Hilton Garden Inn -  Hear stories of real families in your community that have found help and hope at Foodbank agencies and programs. The faces of hunger will surprise you.

·         SNAP Hunger Challenge -September 16th – 22nd -  we challenge the viewers to live on $4.50 a day from September 16th – 22nd.That’s the average SNAP benefit for an individual in Illinois. Share your experiences with us on our Facebook page @Eastern Illinois Foodbank.

·         Community Tours & Repack September 26th  - See behind the operations during our Community Day. We will offer hourly tours and repacking from 7am-3pm for groups or individuals.

·         Kid’s Day at the Foodbank –September 28th, 10am-Noon - During Kids Day, kids ages 5-13(accompanied by an adult) will tour our warehouse and participate in an age-appropriate food sorting project.

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