The Vermont Foodbank, a member of the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, will observe Hunger Action Month – a nationwide initiative designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger and join the movement to help end hunger.
Hunger advocates from Vermont and across the country are working together this September to shine a light on the issue of hunger and the 1 in 6 people who face hunger in America – including 153,000 in Vermont.
“One in 4 people, including nearly 34,000 children in Vermont struggle with hunger, and the Vermont Foodbank is eager to rally around Hunger Action Month as we continue our fight to solve this issue,” said John Sayles, Vermont Foodbank CEO.
“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.”
In addition, the Vermont Foodbank will commemorate Hunger Action Day 2015, by spooning the State House lawn on Wednesday, September 30th. All day long, Vermont Foodbank staff and volunteers will be staking the State House lawn to represent the 153,000 Vermonters who struggle with hunger each year. All are welcome to help with this instillation—spooning begins at 7:00 am, speaking program at 12:15 PM.
“Domestic hunger affects every community in our nation, preventing millions of families, seniors and children from thriving,” said Matt Knott, president of Feeding America. “This September, we all are given a chance to come together and make a difference for those facing hunger.”
The Vermont Foodbank is providing several opportunities for community members to get involved in Hunger Action Month activities throughout Vermont:
• Spoon the State House Lawn, Montpelier, VT. Wednesday, September 30, 2015
• 3rd Annual Mac and Cheese Festival, Windsor, VT. Sunday, September 13, 2015
• Drive For Charity Car on-line raffle. All month-long at www.802driveforcharity.org
There are also actions and more resources on our Hunger Action Month page. Learn more, get involved and take action this month!