Hunger Action Month was created to involve others in the community and motivate them to join forces to ultimately have a greater impact in the fight against hunger. The theme for the month is “Hunger Bites. Bite back.”, representing both that hunger is bad and the painful, biting effect it has on those who live with it daily. So, how do you bite back?
|#Helpie Social Media Campaign
Don’t forget to snap and post your #helpie when you volunteer at the Houston Food Bank! What’s a #helpie? It is a selfie snapped while volunteering and helping others and posted on social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Posting a #Helpie will help shine a light – even if for a moment – on everyday people who make a huge difference in our organization and our community. HFB cannot express how important volunteers are to the organization being able to complete its mission to feed the hungry – they provide approximately 6,500 hours of service to our organization each week!
|Themed food drive for volunteers – Whole grain pasta, canned tuna or chicken in water, and canned green vegetables with no salt added or reduced sodium
Throughout the year, volunteers are asked to consider bringing a nonperishable food item to donate when they come for their shift. The Houston Food Bank selects a needed or popular item, and for September, they are asking volunteers to bring items that are routinely needed in the Food Bank’s Emergency Food Pantry: whole grain pasta, canned tuna or chicken in water, and canned green vegetables with no salt added or reduced sodium.
|Be an Advocate for Hunger!
Food Bank friends can help by communicating with their elected officials on legislative issues related to hunger relief.How else can you help?