Hunger Action Month aims to create better access to food

The Feeding America nationwide network of food banks – which includes FeedMore WNY -are uniting throughout September for Hunger Action Month to inspire conversation and drive passion for the issue of hunger.

The monthlong campaign will highlight the impact of food on people’s lives and show how a meal goes beyond solely nourishing our bodies. When people are fed, futures are nourished, and individuals go from just living to truly thriving. Additionally, National Hunger Action Day will be held Friday, Sept. 15.

By joining the hunger action movement, Feeding America believes our collective voices, actions and commitment will help ensure every community has the food it needs to flourish.

“Food has a tremendous impact on people’s lives. We have all experienced firsthand how a meal goes beyond solely nourishing our bodies,” said Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America. “Access to nutritious food is essential for each of us to reach our full potential and reminds us that we can all help to create positive change in our communities to ensure that no one goes hungry in America.”

Feeding America estimates approximately 1 in 6 people turned to charitable food assistance for additional support in 2022.

A recent Feeding America survey found that 80% of network food banks reported either increased or steady demand for emergency food services in June 2023.

To support food banks and neighbors experiencing food insecurity, people across the country can get involved during Hunger Action Month by listening, acting and inviting others to speak up about ways to end hunger.

For more information about Hunger Action Month, click here.