Hunger Action Month

This September, choose to help end hunger.

Hunger Action Month #EndHungerHere
September is Hunger Action Month™—the Feeding America network’s annual nationwide campaign designed to inspire people to take action and raise awareness of hunger in the United States.

Food shouldn’t be an impossible choice. For millions of people in America, a daily meal isn’t a choice between different dishes. It’s a choice between food and other crucial needs—like medicine, electricity, or childcare.

You have a choice. Choose to help end hunger by donating, fundraising, volunteering, learning about hunger in your community, or advocating for food assistance.

Check out our Hunger Action Month Toolkit!

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Hunger Action Month Activities:

Growing Healthy FuturesAll Month Long: Help us Grow Healthy Futures!
Growing Healthy Futures: Sponsored by MathWorks benefits all of GBFB’s children and family hunger-relief initiatives, ensuring students have access to enough healthy food. Our collective efforts will sustain and bolster the GBFB network and allow communities most impacted by the pandemic to re-emerge stronger.

All Month Long: The Stop Hunger Now Charity License Plate
Featuring a traffic light made of healthy fruits and vegetables, the Stop Hunger Now charity license plate is the first-ever Massachusetts specialty plate that supports ending hunger in the state. By purchasing a plate, you are helping GBFB and Boston Medical Center (BMC), in partnership with Citizens, tackle food insecurity through programs that increase access to affordable, nutritious food. Learn how to pre-order your plate.

September 8: Boston 25 Feeding Families Drive
Tune in to Boston 25 News on Wednesday, September 8 as they conclude their summer Zip Trip series with a virtual food drive in support of GBFB. You’ll hear from GBFB Leadership on how we’re meeting the increased need for food and watch stories on our partners working to improve food access in their communities.

September 17: 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 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 17 & 18: Red Sox Strike Out Hunger
We’re partnering with the Boston Red Sox for a two-day fundraiser at Fenway Park on September 17 and 18. In our 29th year of Strike Out Hunger with the Red Sox families, we’ll be raising funds before and during each game to support our neighbors in need across Eastern Massachusetts. Show your support by entering our drawing to win a VIP package to one of the two games!

September 23: WCVB Virtual Fundraiser
Tune in to WCVB Channel 5 on Thursday, September 23 to learn more about how GBFB and our partners are serving families in need across Eastern Massachusetts.

Want to increase awareness of hunger in your city or town? Encourage your mayor to issue a proclamation to declare September Hunger Action Month™!

Advocacy Priorities:

Join us as we advocate for…

  • Systemic investments for a food secure Commonwealth through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding at both the state and local level.
  • Addressing food insecurity for Massachusetts college students by urging state legislators to support H.1368/S.822.
  • Reaching out to your Member of Congress and asking them to support Congressman Jim McGovern’s call for a White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, Hunger and Health.
  • Making hunger an electoral issue by encouraging our neighbors to register to vote in their municipal elections this fall.
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