Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hunger Action Month

Did you know that more than 49 million Americans struggle with hunger? That is 1 in 6 people! September is Hunger Action Month. There is still plenty of time to participate this month, and of course, all year long, helping those in need. Here are a few ways you can make a difference:
  • Donate-Your contribultion makes a big impact; $1 helps provide 7 meals to those in need.
  • Raise awareness in your community by spreading the word. Tell your friends and neighbors and reach out to legislators.
  • Volunteer-Contact your local Feeding America food bank and learn how you can help.
You can also take action with Feeding America partners. There are several listed on the website. For example, The Cheesecake Factory invites guests to pledge in the fight against hunger in America. If you donate just $5 or more through the Cheesecake Factory Hunger Action Month microsite, you will receive a certificate for a FREE slice of cheesecake. Yum! Also, Macy's hosts Shop For A Cause on October 16. Buy a savings pass for $5 at any Macy's store this month; a portion of each pass sold benefits Feeding America.

To learn more, go to

Here's to helping out!

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