Illinois People Encouraged To Take Action To Fight Hunger During Tackle Hunger Month | Best Stories
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – Residents of Illinois are encouraged to take action to tackle hunger this September.
The Day of Action Against Hunger, which is Friday, September 17, is part of Fight against hunger month. The initiative is a campaign put together by Feeding America, the nation’s largest anti-hunger organization. Feeding America has a nationwide network of 200 food banks.
Springfield’s Central Illinois Foodbank on Friday encourages people to take the following actions:
- Donate or volunteer at the local food bank or pantry
- Wear orange and start a conversation about hunger on September 17th
- Share posts on social media using the hashtag #HungerActionCentralIL until the end of the month
“Hunger is an issue that concerns us 365 days a year, and Action Against Hunger Month is an opportunity for everyone to think about how best to support our neighbors,” said Pam Molitoris, Executive Director of the Central Illinois Foodbank. “As many of our neighbors struggle to get back on their feet after a difficult year and a half, it’s important to remember that food shouldn’t be an impossible choice. “
For this effort, the Foodbank has partnered with Hickory Point Bank to raise money to fight hunger in central and southern Illinois. The bank will donate $ 10 for each post using #HungerActionCentralIL until the end of September.
“Hickory Point Bank is a local bank with a history of local connections to Springfield,” said Janice Schramm, vice president of cash management services for Hickory Point Bank. “Supporting Central Illinois Foodbank Hunger Action Month is creating a wave of change in the community, and we are proud to support this positive effort. “
There is 1 in 8 people (around 100,000 people) facing hunger or food insecurity in the 21 counties that are part of the Food Bank’s service area.