30 Ways in 30 Days
Start with our calendar of "30 Ways in 30 Days" which provides an easy way you can fight hunger with your friends, family, and coworkers every day in September. Activities range from planning food drives to simply changing your Facebook status for a day to let your friends know you are fighting hunger.
Check out this week's ways:
Host a Potluck
Have guests bring a prepared dish and a donation for the Food Bank.
Start the SNAP Challenge
Challenge yourself to try eating on just $5 per day. Share your experiences on Facebook and Twitter.
Softball for Hunger
If you're in Harrisburg, catch the Capitol All-Stars Game benefitting hungry Pennsylvanians.
New Volunteer Orientation
Learn about our volunteer opportunities and take a tour of Second Harvest. Registration is required.
Email Your Elected Officials
Persuade them to support hunger relief efforts in legislation. Visit congress.org for contact info.
Make a Donation
Use the donation page on our website to set up a recurring gift for as frequently as you'd like.
Swap healthy recipes and cooking tips with your family and friends. Include facts about local hunger with each recipe.
Download your full calendar now (PDF)
Why Do We Need Your Help?
Food insecurity can have wide-ranging consequences on the physical and mental health of adults, including more vulnerable populations such as pregnant women and seniors. Lack of access to a nutritious and adequate food supply has implications not only for the development of physical and mental disesase, but also behaviors and social skills.
Proper nutrition is also vital to the growth and development of children, and research indicates poor nutrition during the first years affects a child's capacity to learn - and any interruption in nutrition may have lastin effects. Ensuring that our nation's children have adequate access to nutritious food is not only critical to their health and education, but is also vital to our nation's prosperity.
Learn about hunger in your county.
Use Your Voice
You can use your voice to help us advocate for those struggling with hunger. Below, find links to templates for emails and letters that you can send to spread the word about Hunger Action Month. You can edit the documents to fit your voice and style.
Email Your Friends and Family (Word)
Write a Letter to the Editor (Word)
Write a Letter to Your Elected Official (Word)
Calling All Hunger Heroes
Kids, you can also join the fight to end hunger! Check out our "30 Ways in 30 Days" calendar to see if there are any days in which you'd be interested in participating. You can also ask your parents to help you. Here are some other activities you can do:
Change Hunger (PDF)
Hunger Action Month Coloring Page (PDF)
Second Harvest Contacts
Have a question about an activity or something else going on at Second Harvest?
Here's who you can contact:
Food or Fund Drives or Making a Donation:
Sharon Alexander, Development Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-434-0875
Hunger Advocacy or Statistics:
Janet Ney, Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator
email@example.com or 484-893-1106
SNAP (Food Stamps) Statistics:
Kathryn Hoffman, Food Stamp Outreach Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-434-0875
Lindsay Fly, Project Coordinator
email@example.com or 610-434-0875