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September is Hunger Action Month



This September is Hunger Action Month. Feeding South Florida will offer a range of events and activities to encourage the South Floridians to “go orange.” Monetary donations go further during September with the Delta Air Lines one-to-one match up to $25,000. This year’s theme is “Food Shouldn’t Be an Impossible Choice.”





Currently the Organization is Providing Emergency Support of Nutritious Food to More than 1.1 Million Individuals


Feeding South Florida experienced an unprecedented increase in providing nutritious food to over *1.1 million individuals due to inflation, the strained supply chain, rising fuel prices, increased housing costs, and other factors stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The community’s support comes at a crucial time, when the demand for food has increased significantly due to inflation at its highest in 13 years and rising food costs,” said Paco Vélez, president and CEO of Feeding South Florida. “Hunger Action Month is a great opportunity for the community to be a part of a month-long initiative that has a real and lasting impact on our mission of ending hunger in South Florida. We are proud to serve the South Florida community for over 40 years and will continue to do whatever it takes to provide access to nutritious food, tools and education for economic growth throughout Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.”

To commemorate Hunger Action Month, a nationwide initiative created by Feeding America® to inspire action toward ending hunger in the United States, Feeding South Florida will unveil the winning artwork from its third annual “Feed Your Creativity” Art Competition. Artwork by Caeden Khouri, a sixth grader at Coral Springs Charter School, will be displayed as a truck wrap on one of its 36-foot tractor-trailer that travels throughout Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. Media is welcome to attend the event on September 9, 2022, at 2501 SW 32 Terrace, Pembroke Park, FL 33023 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

During Hunger Action Month, South Floridians can help in many ways including:

Media are invited to participate in or attend any of the Hunger Action Month initiatives.

  • Start a Fund Drive: Raise money with friends, family, coworkers online.

  • Start a Food Drive: Feeding South Florida relies on the generous support of the community to host food drives to ensure it receives shelf-stable, high-demand products.

  • Become a Restaurant Partner: Becoming a restaurant partner allows the restaurant to not only give back, but also allows immense amount of traction to your restaurant.

  • Participate in the 2022 Outrun Hunger 5K – Palm Beach County: (7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24) Participants can raise funds for Feeding South Florida by running or walking during this fun-filled event taking place at the beautiful Okeeheelee Park (7715 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33413). Participants can join the event as an individual or a team.

  • Pack to Give Back – Corporate Teams (Sept. 8, 22 and 29): Companies are encouraged to volunteer to sort food and pack meal boxes for families at one of Feeding South Florida’s warehouses. Shifts include: 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m.

  • Hunger Action Month Sorting Shifts (Sept. 8, 22 and 29): Family and friends are invited to volunteer to sort food and pack meal boxes for families at one of Feeding South Florida’s warehouses. Shifts include: 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m.

  • Rock The Orange Sortathon (Sept. 10): The community is invited to volunteer to sort food and pack meal boxes for families in their best orange outfit at one of Feeding South Florida’s warehouses. Prizes will be awarded. Shifts include: 8:30-10:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and a special shift just for children (with adult supervision) from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

  • Kitchen Experience (Sept. 15): The community is invited to volunteer at Feeding South Florida’s 5,000 square foot state-of-the-art multi-purpose Community Kitchen in Boynton Beach to help prepare and cook meals for children and seniors. Shifts include: 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m.

  • Moustache Monday (Sept. 19): Purchase a $5.00 orange moustache, while supplies last, from Feeding South Florida to show your support for its hunger relief efforts. Post and tag @FeedingSouthFlorida on social media wearing the moustache.

  • Hunger Action Day (Sept. 23): This year, Feeding South Florida celebrates Hunger Action Day, also known as “GO ORANGE DAY.” Purchase an "End Hunger" T-shirt for $20 and wear it to support ending hunger in South Florida.

· Go Orange!

· Throughout the month, individuals can host an orange bake sale, government and municipalities can issue a proclamation for Hunger Action Month, hotels can welcome guests with an in-room display that showcases Hunger Action Month, schools can develop students’ skills by creating a project to promote hunger awareness, and much more!

· During 2021’s Hunger Action Month, several landmark buildings including The Breakers, Miami Tower, and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Guitar Hotel all participated in “GO ORANGE DAY” by turning their lights orange.

· Register an individual or company's #GoOrange to be added to Feeding South Florida’s community activity calendar. Contact Emily Brown at events@feedingsouthflorida.org.

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Feeding South Florida


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