September 1 marked the start of Hunger Action Month, an annual event bringing awareness to America’s fight against domestic hunger. The USDA reports that an estimated 49 million people living in the U.S. are uncertain of where they’ll find their next meal, which means 1 out of every 6 people are going hungry on any given day.
This month, the Feeding America network of more than 200 food banks is aiming to bring awareness by encouraging us all to speak out against hunger. There are countless ways you can help, including:
- Donate your time or resources to your nearest local food bank, which you can find using Feeding America’s Food Bank Locator application.
- Send a personal postcard to your local representative through Feeding America’s Facebook application.
- Speak out against hunger by sharing a hunger fact on Facebook or Twitter.