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Upcoming Events

September 16th SHFB Finance Committee Meeting -

8:00 AM

September 18th SHFB Advisory Board Meeting -

7:30 AM

September 19th Volunteer Backpack Buddies Pack -

Snowdrift Road
9:00AM-11:00AM

September 28th Food Drive -

AARP Just Like We Used To Do Screening
ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks - Red Cinema
2:00PM-4:30PM
Registration is required.

September 30th Food Drive -

New Attitude Salon & Day Spa
(through 10/25/14)

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Special Events at Second Harvest Food Bank:

September is

Join us this month in the fight to end hunger right here in our communities.  Whether it's by advocating and raising awareness, making donations, or giving your time and energy, everyone can do something to fight hunger this month.

Connect with us on social media using #hungeraction to share your experiences and to see what others are doing this Hunger Action Month.  You can also enter to win a special Hunger Action Month t-shirt!

           

Speak Out Against Hunger:
   

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:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Find a Pantry or Soup Kitchen

See if your church or community center hosts one and find our what their needs are of if they have any volunteer opportunities.

15

Donate 15 Items

Commemorate the halfway point of Hunger Action Month and make a donation of canned goods to Second Harvest.

16

Kids: Be a Hunger Hero

Ask your parents to check our website for our Hunger Action Month coloring page and other fun activities.

17

Follow Us on Instagram

Tag us in a photo of you compleing a "Way of the Day" this month.
 
18

Ask Congress to Visit

Invite  your representative to visit a local child feeding program.

HungerAction
Month.org


19

Volunteer for Kids

  Help fill Backpack Buddies bags with food for low-income kids.  Registration is required.
20

Screen for Hunger

With your family, watch a documentary about hunger in America, such as A Place at the Table.

Download your full calendar now (PDF)

 

 Why Do We Need Your Help?

Hunger Facts

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' Activities

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
salexander@caclv.org or 610-434-0875

Hunger Advocacy or Statistics:
Janet Ney, Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator
jney@caclv.org or 484-893-1106

SNAP (Food Stamps) Statistics:
Kathryn Hoffman, Food Stamp Outreach Coordinator
khoffman@caclv.org or 610-434-0875

Volunteering:
Lindsay Fly, Project Coordinator
lfly@caclv.org or 610-434-0875

 

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