Hunger Action Month

This September, Channel One Regional Food Bank, together with the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, will mobilize across all 50 states in an effort to bring an end to hunger. Hunger Action Month is designed to inspire people to take action and raise awareness of the fact that 48 million Americans, including 15 million children, are food insecure, according to the USDA.

In Minnesota, 1 in 10 people struggle with hunger and may not know where they will find their next meal. That number includes 1 in 5 kids who may not have enough to eat.  September marks the ninth year Channel One Regional Food Bank has participated in the Hunger Action Month movement. This year, the campaign focuses on the strong connections between hunger and health. The Hunger Action Month 2016 campaign asks people to consider how it must feel to live with an empty stomach, which puts a healthy life and a promising future at risk.
Hunger Action Day, held on Thursday, September 8th, is a day where efforts across the country are focused for greater impact.

This year, Channel One Regional Food Bank asks supporters to share what they could not do without adequate nutrition by writing on an empty plate or placing in the caption, “On an empty stomach I can’t ______,” and filling in the blank with something they couldn’t achieve without the nutrition we need to thrive. These photos can be posted to social media with #HungerActionMonth and @ChannelOneFoodBankandFoodShelf. To learn more about Channel One Regional Food Bank and other ways you can get involved for Hunger Action Month in Southeastern Minnesota, please visit


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