September is Hunger Action Month - a month where we stand together and speak with one voice. It’s a month to spread the word about the hunger crisis nationally, as well as here in Humboldt County, and dedicate ourselves to a solution. Will you join in?
According to Feeding America, more than 48 million Americans nationwide were food insecure in 2014. In Humboldt County, more than 24,000 residents (18% of adults and 27% of children) reported not knowing where their next meal was coming from at some time that year.
In an area with an ever-increasing cost of living, having to choose between rent, healthcare, transportation, and food is a daily experience for too many of our neighbors.
Join Food for People in encouraging our community to take action with the “30 Ways in 30 Days” calendar of activities for Hunger Action Month, which can be found on page 5 of this newsletter. It includes ideas like the #FullPlate selfie challenge where you can share a photo with the statement “With a Full Plate I can …” to promote what is possible when we are all well fed. We will also post activities and events daily on Food for People’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/FoodforPeopleInc.