September is Hunger Action Month. Join the nationwide movement to raise awareness about hunger and inspire our neighbors to take action to end hunger in their communities
You can make a difference every day by taking actions like donating, volunteering, sharing on social media, and advocating for food assistance. Together, we can end hunger one meal at a time.
Download our Hunger Action Month Tool Kit
Hunger Action Month Activities:
September 10: Hunger Action Day®
Hunger Action Day® is a time for hunger relief advocates to focus our efforts on one day for greater impact. On this day, join Boston landmarks like Boston City Hall, the Boston Harbor Hotel, the Greenway Conservancy and GBFB in going orange – the national color of hunger. Post a selfie on social media to show support and generate awareness (tag @Gr8BosFoodBank and use the hashtags #EndHungerHere or #HungerActionMonth)!
September 10: WCVB Virtual Fundraiser
Tune in to WCVB Channel 5 on Thursday, September 10 for a special Hunger Action Day® virtual fundraiser to hear more about how GBFB and our partners are serving families in need across Eastern Massachusetts.
All Month Long: Click 2 Give!
For Hunger Action Month, we’ve teamed up with Whole Foods Market to provide even more healthy meals to our neighbors in need. With just one click, Whole Foods Market will donate 45 meals! Click 2 Give today.
Join us as we advocate for…
- SNAP maximum benefits to increase by 15% in the next stimulus bill.
- The USDA to use its existing waiver authority available through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act for an immediate extension of all school waivers until the end of the school year (June 30, 2021).
- The USDA to use the funds they have available to increase commodity purchases to help us meet our increased demand.
- Members of Congress to communicate their support for the Military Families Basic Needs Allowance.
- Making hunger an electoral issue by encouraging our neighbors to register to vote for the state primary on September 1 and the general election on November 3.
- A fair and accurate census, which is critical to the fight to end hunger. The census determines, at the most basic level, how the federal government allocates representation in Congress and federal funding to states, including funding for key nutrition programs like SNAP and WIC. Complete the census today.
Help us #EndHungerHere