Hunger Action Month

As part of a nationwide initiative created by Feeding America, Hunger Action Month takes place throughout September and is designed to raise awareness about the issue of hunger in America. Hunger Action Month is your opportunity to be a part of a month-long movement that has a real and lasting impact on our mission of ending hunger in Sarasota and DeSoto counties.

Sharing, volunteering, fundraising, and donating are just a few ways you can take action.

P.S. Wear orange on September 23 for Hunger Action Day!

 

Impossible Choices 

 

We know hunger exists in every community in the U.S. We also know rural communities and communities of color are disproportionately impacted by economic instability—like the soaring inflation rate that is the highest it’s been in 40 years. Neighbors who have already been working to overcome the hardships wrought by the effects of the pandemic, are now faced with a 10% increase to buy groceries for their family. When difficult times hit, food can be the first thing people forego to make ends meet.

For many, a daily meal is a simple choice of what to eat. But for people facing hunger, a daily meal poses a very different type of choice. It’s often an impossible choice between food and other crucial needs, such as electricity, childcare or medicine.

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Take action

Support those who face the impossible choices of hunger every day.