Hunger Action Month
Food Bank of Central Louisiana and Feeding America Network Raise Awareness of the Issue of Hunger Throughout Hunger Action Month
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana, a member the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, will observe Hunger Action Month - a nationwide initiative designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger and join the movement to help end hunger. Hunger advocates from Central Louisiana and across the country are working together this September to shine a light on the issue of hunger and the 1 in 6 people who face hunger in America - including 61,540 here in Central Louisiana.
"One if 5 people, including 22,880 children in Central Louisiana struggle with hunger, and the Food Bank of Central Louisiana is eager to rally around Hunger Action Month as we continue to fight to solve this issue," said Jayne Wright-Velez, Executive Director of the Food Bank of Central Louisiana. "Hunger is an issue that affects everyone - our child's classmate, an office coworker, or neighbor down the street. September is an opportunity for all hunger-relief advocates to take simple steps towards supporting those in need."
"Domestic hunger affects every community in our nation, preventing millions of families, seniors, and children from thriving," said Matt Knott, president of Feeding America. "This September we all are given a chance to come together and make a difference for those facing hunger."
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana is one of 200 member Feeding America food banks, which serves every county in the United States and provides more than 3 billion meals each year to Americans in need.
To learn how you can make a difference in our community, call the Food Bank at 445-2773.