September Is Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month and ORANGE is the symbolic color of hunger.  Feeding America, and its 200 member food banks, including Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, will ask people to join us in raising awareness about the 1 in 6 Americans who struggle with hunger.

The Food Bank will be “Painting the Valley Orange” throughout the month to raise awareness about hunger here in our own community and we need your help! 

The following is a few of the ways you can help:

  • Hold a food drive and/or fundraiser.
  • Brown Bag Day – pack your lunch and donate what you would have spent that day to the Food Bank.
  • Donate your Facebook status, by posting a local hunger statistic, for example:

1 in 4 children are at risk for hunger in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties.

Click here to download the Hunger Action Month calendar “30 Ways and 30 Days,” which has 30 ways you can help take action against hunger.

If you plan to participate, have questions, or need additional information, please contact Becky Miller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 330.792.5522 ext. 105.

IF YOU are in need of food dial 2-1-1 or text "Help Network" to 898211


The Food Bank's mission is to solicit, store, and distribute food to hunger-relief organizations in Columbiana, Mahoning, and Trumbull counties; and to provide education and advocacy. We believe that no one should go hungry, and we are dedicated to building a community that makes food accessible to all people.

So no one goes hungry.

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