Five Ways to Support Hunger Action Month

For many families, the daily choices around meals include deciding what to serve, who will cook, who will set the table and who will clean up. They are – in the grand scheme of things – easy decisions that happen every day in homes across North Texas.

However, for nearly 700,000 people – including 1 in 5 children – in the 13 counties served by the North Texas Food Bank, a daily meal can often be an impossible choice between food and other critical needs, such as medicine, utilities or childcare. These are choices people should never have to make.

This September, you can choose to make a difference for thousands of North Texans experiencing hunger. For the 14 year, the North Texas Food Bank is joining 养活美国 food banks across the country to take part in the annual 饥饿行动月,一项年度活动,致力于提高意识和鼓舞人心的行动,以帮助消除美国的饥饿,无论是在全国范围内还是在当地社区。

The NTFB is seeing hunger needs across our service area match or exceed some of the highest levels of demand we saw during the pandemic as inflation continues to strain household budgets and limit the resources of families and individuals to access the nutritious food they need.

北德克萨斯食品银行致力于减轻我们邻居的负担,不仅提供今天的食物,而且 希望明天 by addressing the underlying barriers to food security. Hunger Action Month is a great opportunity for the community to contribute to our vision and get involved in the fight against hunger.

您可以找到饥饿行动月活动和参与机会的完整日历 这里,但以下是今年 9 月采取行动的一些重点。 您将如何选择结束饥饿?

  • Celebrate with the NTFB. Join us on September 10 for a free, family-friendly afternoon with activities for kids and adults to celebrate the Food Bank’s 40 anniversary! Featuring the Ray Johnston Band, a book reading of NTFB’s children’s book, 饥饿困扰着我!, and remarks from our CEO Trisha Cunningham, you won’t want to miss our 40th birthday party celebration. Register 这里.
  • 通过捐赠支持我们的服务. North Texas Giving Day is on September 22,你可以 在这里安排您的捐赠.你也可以 建立你自己的筹款页面 and encourage your family and friends to contribute. It is not necessary to make a large donation to have a big impact – every $1 donated provides access to three nutritious meals and match opportunities throughout the day will further the impact of your gift! You can also donate through our 花生酱驱动 throughout the month of September or vote on your favorite “canstruction” through September 10. Every dollar donated earns you a vote – and provides three meals!
  • 参加 饥饿行动日9月23日. This is a day within Hunger Action Month where collective actions across the country are focused for greater impact. No action is too big or small. Sign up to volunteer at the Food Bank or a 备餐间(为储藏食物,对食物作简单处理的地方 in your local community. Shop at Kroger, Albertsons/Tom Thumb and HEB/Central Market and donate through their register campaigns. Watch the Dallas skyline light up orange!
  • 饥饿救济倡导者. Call your elected officials.告诉他们为什么饥饿很重要。你可以 在这里找到您的代表. Visit our advocacy page to stay informed of the many ways government programs can help us bridge the hunger gap both locally and nationally – and how you can help.
  • 捐赠我们最需要的食物。 It’s easy to send a few of our most-needed items by visiting our 亚马逊愿望清单.我们支持的一些计划,特别是我们的 儿童项目, 对他们可以接受的食物有非常具体的标准,因此我们一直在更新此列表以代表我们的即时需求。
  • Bonus action! On the last day of the month, get ready for the opening of one of North Texas’s grandest traditions – the State Fair of Texas! On opening day, bring two jars of peanut butter to donate to the NTFB and get in for $10. This discount is only available at the gate.