Hunger Action Month is here! Every September, the Feeding America network of food banks, of which Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is a member, comes together to spread awareness and encourage action around the issue of hunger in our communities.
Here are three easy and fun ways for you to get involved this month.
Orange is the symbolic color of hunger awareness. You can dress entirely in orange to spread awareness like a walking billboard, or throw on an orange accent piece as a conversation starter. Decorate a friend’s car with orange crepe paper. Dress your dog in an orange cape. Have fun with it! And when you post selfies to social media, be sure to tag @2harvestmidtn and #hungeractiontn.
Then watch as buildings and landmarks around Nashville go orange themselves after nightfall on Hunger Action Day, September 14. Properties going orange include the AT&T building, Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge, the Parthenon, Bridgestone Arena, Adventure Science Center, and more.
Post a Plate
This is a simple but effective way to spread the word this month. Grab a paper plate and a marker and tell us what you can’t do on an empty stomach. Simply fill in the blank: “On an empty stomach, I can’t ___________.” Then post a photo of yourself to social media holding the plate, just like Jason Isbell did below. Be sure to tag @2harvestmidtn and #hungeractiontn.
When $1 = 4 meals, your dollars go a long way toward combatting hunger here in Middle Tennessee. Give today to fight hunger and spread hope!