September kicks off Hunger Action Month.
What is it?
Hunger Action Month is a month dedicated to coming together to fight hunger in the United States, presented by the Feeding America‘s network of food banks. Million Meal Movement partners with many of Feeding America’s food banks, including Hoosier Hills Food Bank, Tri-State Food Bank, Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Food Finders Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana, and Terre Haute Catholic Charities Food Bank.
Why should you participate?
Taking action against food insecurity has never been more important. Hunger affects families in every single community in America – just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it isn’t there. The coronavirus pandemic has caused even more families to struggle. Two in 5 Hoosiers visiting food banks this spring and summer have NEVER needed assistance before. Feeding America estimates that an additional 17.1 million people could face hunger due to the Covid pandemic, including 7 million children. Food banks are experiencing 2-3 times the demand of what they typically see.
How can you take action?
Every action counts in the fight against hunger! Whether you pack meals, volunteer with us, donate, or fundraise on our behalf, you are making a difference. Here are 4 ways you can take action during Hunger Action Month
Sign Up for the Million Meal Marathon
The Million Meal Marathon is our signature event, and in 2020 we are celebrating 10 years of fighting hunger at home. Beginning October 13, weekly packs will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, with three available shifts daily. Two weekend packs will also be held to accommodate families and small groups. Utilizing social distancing, sanitary guidelines and personal protective measures, this will be a safe environment for giving back. All meals packed at the Million Meal Marathon will benefit hungry Hoosiers and will be delivered to food pantries throughout Indiana.
Our volunteers help us run meal packing events, making it possible for our meal packing participants to donate thousands of hours and distribute millions of meals to the hungry in Indiana. We welcome volunteers of all ages and abilities. It’s great for families – children over the age of 5 can assist in our volunteer activities. Volunteer when it works for your schedule. In just a few hours, you can make a difference. You can view and sign up for volunteer shifts on our SignUp.com page.
Your donations helps us offset the costs of meal packs and feed more Hoosiers. Just $1.00 provides 4 meals, and a small gift of $10 means 40 nutritious meals for hungry Hoosiers. Whether you donate $1 or $1,000,000, your financial contribution will help us shape an Indiana where everyone can hunger for something greater than their next meal. Donate one time or choose to give monthly!
Fundraise on Facebook
Create your fundraising page on Facebook
Spread the word
Make an impact for hungry Hoosiers