Hunger Action Month and on Hunger Action Day

When:
September 23, 2022 all-day
2022-09-23T00:00:00-05:00
2022-09-24T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
Hunger Action Month and on Hunger Action Day
Amarillo
TX
USA
Cost:
See Below
Contact:
Zivorad Filipovic High Plains Food Bank
806.350.1427 direct

HPFB News Release: High Plains Food Bank Joins Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month Campaign to Ensure Food Isn’t an Impossible Choice for 1 in 7 People Facing Hunger in the Texas Panhandle

We hope that you all will join us by wearing orange during the month of September in support of Hunger Action Month and on Hunger Action Day, which will take place on Friday, September 23rd.

Please let me know if you have any questions            

For Immediate Release

 High Plains Food Bank Joins Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month Campaign to Ensure Food Isn’t an Impossible Choice for 1 in 7 People Facing Hunger in the Texas Panhandle

 Hunger Action Month Campaign Aims to Inspire the Public to Join the Fight to End Hunger and Raise Awareness of Hunger in America

 AMARILLO, TEXAS – August 29, 2022 – For Hunger Action Month® this September, High Plains Food Bank will join Feeding America and other member food banks to inspire people to join the fight to end hunger and raise awareness of people experiencing food insecurity across the United States. Food banks around the country are working to make a real and lasting impact on hunger in their communities, and they are asking for the public’s support.

September marks the 15th year Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization with a nationwide network of 200 food banks, including High Plains Food Bank, and 60,000 partner food pantries and meal programs, has organized the annual call to action. This year’s campaign presents the impossible choices that millions of people in America are often forced to make between food and other basic needs.

“Many people may not give a daily meal much thought. For people facing hunger, a daily meal is not as simple,” said Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America. “. Instead, it becomes a different type of choice – an impossible decision between food or other crucial needs, such as electricity, childcare, or medicine. Nobody should be forced to make a choice to go hungry. With the public’s support, we can come together to help increase food access for all people, so they no longer have to make such tough decisions.”

During the month of September, people across the Texas Panhandle can get involved by learning, committing, and speaking up about ways to ending hunger.

 

  • Wear your Hunger Action Month T-Shirt or anything orange to show support. Post your pics on social media, tag @HighPlainsFoodBank, and use #WeFeedTXPH, #HungerActionMonth, and #HungerActionDay on September 23rd.
  • Potter County and Amarillo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (AOMS) will go orange for Hunger Action Month. Any other businesses with the ability are invited to turn their lights orange for the month of September.
  • Visit any local Whataburger through September 19th to donate $1 to High Plains Food Bank and receive a FREE Whataburger (with the purchase of a medium french fry and 32-ounce drink).
  • Sign up to volunteer in our warehouse at https://www.hpfb.org/get-involved/product-recovery/ or in the Garden at https://www.hpfb.org/get-involved/garden-volunteer/
  • Make a hunger-fighting gift at www.hpfb.org/donate. HPFB can provide the equivalent of 14 meals with every $1 donated.

“We are continually seeing individuals and families that cannot afford to keep with rising costs and to place food on the table,” said Zack Wilson, Executive Director of the High Plains Food Bank. “One in seven individuals are experiencing hardship each day and the continued support through Hunger Action Month is vital in reaching people across the Texas Panhandle.”

Hunger Action Month is a time for everyone across the country to collectively act against hunger. You can choose to donate or advocate. You can choose to volunteer or raise awareness. You can choose to help end hunger. Learn more about how you can join the fight to end hunger by visiting www.hungeractionmonth.org.

 About High Plains Food Bank

High Plains Food Bank’s mission is to alleviate hunger in the Texas Panhandle. HPFB secures, sorts, stores, and distributes food to 150 feeding partners, across the top 29 counties in Texas. These food pantries provide a safety net that provides food assistance directly to the 1 in 7 neighbors, including 1 in 6 children, who struggle with food insecurity as a result of the effects of the ongoing pandemic. In 2021, HPFB distributed 8.2 million pounds of food.

To combat food insecurity and improve the overall health of the people we serve, HPFB provides a variety of community programs, including: Kids Cafe, Direct Mobile Distribution, a senior adult food box program (CSFP), Mobile Harvest produce distribution, and nutrition education through The Garden at High Plains Food Bank. HPFB can also help individuals apply for SNAP, CHIP, and Medicaid and refer them to other organizations and programs that can help them establish food security, improved health, and self-sufficiency.

In addition to fighting hunger and supporting better health, food banking decreases waste by distributing food that would otherwise go uneaten to people who need it.

*High Plains Food Bank is an equal opportunity provider.

About Feeding America

Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of 200 food banks, 21 statewide food bank associations, and over 60,000 partner agencies, food pantries and meal programs, we helped provide 6.6 billion meals to tens of millions of people in need last year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; brings attention to the social and systemic barriers that contribute to food insecurity in our nation; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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Zivorad Filipovic | Director of Marketing and Communications

806.374.8562 main

806.350.1427 direct

806.477.0168 mobile

815 Ross Street, Amarillo, TX 79102

 

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