During Hunger Action Month in September, Feeding America and Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, a member of Feeding America’s nationwide network of 200 food banks, unites to urge individuals to take action in their communities on behalf of the 46 million Americans that struggle with hunger. As part of Hunger Action Month, the Food Bank is asking the Mahoning Valley community to help “Paint the Valley Orange” by wearing orange, the symbolic color of hunger, on September 4 to raise awareness about hunger in our community and across the nation. Please tag your orange photos to www.facebook.com/SHFBMV.
The Food Bank is also looking for companies, organizations and schools to hold food drives and/or fundraisers throughout the month of September. For more information on how you can get involved, please call 330.792.5522.
“The need for food assistance in our community is great. The Food Bank is filling more than 15,000 requests for emergency food assistance each week in the tri-county area,” said Michael Iberis, executive director, Second Harvest Food Bank. “All food drives and fundraisers throughout the month are greatly appreciated, especially as the winter months are fast approaching, and more families will be choosing between heating their homes and purchasing food.”