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 養活美國 food banks across the country to take part in the annual 飢餓行動月,一項年度活動,致力於提高意識和鼓舞人心的行動,以幫助消除美國的飢餓,無論是在全國范圍內還是在當地社區。

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.

北德克薩斯食品銀行致力於減輕我們鄰居的負擔,不僅提供今天的食物,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.

您可以找到飢餓行動月活動和參與機會的完整日曆 這裡,但以下是今年 9 月採取行動的一些重點。 您將如何選擇結束飢餓?

  • 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, 飢餓困擾著我!, and remarks from our CEO Trisha Cunningham, you won’t want to miss our 40th birthday party celebration. Register 這裡.
  • 通過捐贈支持我們的服務. North Texas Giving Day is on September 22,你可以 在這里安排您的捐贈.你也可以 建立你自己的籌款頁面 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 花生醬驅動 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!
  • 參加 飢餓行動日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 備餐間(為儲藏食物,對食物作簡單處理的地方 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!
  • 飢餓救濟倡導者.打電話給你當選的官員。告訴他們為什麼飢餓很重要。你可以 在這裡找到您的代表. 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.
  • 捐贈我們最需要的食物。 It’s easy to send a few of our most-needed items by visiting our 亞馬遜願望清單.我們支持的一些計劃,特別是我們的 兒童項目, 對他們可以接受的食物有非常具體的標準,因此我們一直在更新此列表以代表我們的即時需求。
  • 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.