Harvest Hope Food Bank Joins Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month Campaign, Highlighting What's Possible in a World Without Food Insecurity
September 5, 2023
For Hunger Action Month this September, Harvest Hope Food Bank will join Feeding America and other member food banks to inspire conversation and drive passion for the issue of hunger. The month-long 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.
September marks the 16th year Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization with a nationwide network of 200 food banks, including Harvest Hope, and 60,000 partner food pantries and meal programs, has organized the annual call to action. By joining the movement, Harvest Hope believes our collective voices, actions and commitment will help ensure every community we serve in South Carolina 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. Now is the time for us to come together to elevate the voices of people who experience food insecurity and inspire everyone to join the movement to end hunger.”
During the month of September, people across South Carolina can get involved by listening, acting and inviting others to speak up about ways to end hunger.
- Donating financially to help purchase food and keep trucks on the road.
- Shopping our Amazon Wishlist or dropping off food donations at one of our three locations.
- Signing up to volunteer at one of Harvest Hope’s branches
“Approximately one in ten South Carolinians experiences food insecurity,” said Erinn Rowe, CEO of Harvest Hope Food Bank. “There is no one face of hunger. Anyone you know could be faced with impossible choices: purchasing needed medicine or food. Keeping their lights on or buying food. I challenge you to work with Harvest Hope this month to help ensure that your neighbors no longer have to make these choices.”
Hunger Action Month is a time for everyone across the country to collectively act against hunger. You can choose to donate or advocate. You can choose to volunteer or raise awareness. You can choose to help end hunger. Learn more about how you can take action by visiting harvesthope.org/get-involved.