September is Hunger Action Month

Sep 12, 2019

Auburn — This month, Good Shepherd Food Bank is joining Feeding America food banks across the country to take part in Hunger Action Month. This year’s campaign has a goal of 40,000 actions – a volunteer shift, a social media post, or a donation – from the public that will help end hunger one helping at a time.

“Hunger Action Month is a nationwide campaign designed to bring attention to the reality of food insecurity in the United States,” said Kristen Miale, president of Good Shepherd Food Bank. “We’re inviting you to take action by wearing orange throughout September, use the hashtag #HungerActionMonth on your social posts to bring light to food insecurity, or sign up for a volunteer shift at our two distribution centers located in Auburn and Hampden.”

“Hunger Action Month is a time for us to take action and help our neighbors and friends struggling to put food on the table,” said Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America. “Every state and every county in this country have people facing hunger. Our network of food banks and partner food pantries and meal programs are positioned to serve all of them. You can help at the local level by volunteering, engaging, advocating and donating, and together we can end hunger one helping at a time.”

To learn more about Good Shepherd Food Bank and other ways you can get involved for Hunger Action Month, visit feedingmaine.org/ham. You can also join the conversation by posting photos and stories to social media with #HungerActionMonth and @FeedingMaine.

About Good Shepherd Food Bank

As the largest hunger-relief organization in Maine, Good Shepherd Food Bank provides for Mainers facing hunger by distributing nutritious food to more than 400 partner agencies across the state, including food pantries, meal sites, schools, and senior programs. Together with its network, the Food Bank leads a statewide effort to combat the root causes of hunger by engaging in advocacy, nutrition education, and strategic partnerships. In 2018, the Food Bank distributed more than 25 million meals to families, children, and seniors in need throughout Maine.

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