WHAT IS HUNGER ACTION MONTH?
Hunger Action Month (September) is a Feeding America nationwide campaign to mobilize the public to help raise awareness about the issue of hunger and take action to help end it. The idea is that anyone and everyone can do something to help end hunger in South Florida! Hunger Action Day™, which is the first Thursday in September (this year it will be Thursday, September 4th), is a day where nationwide efforts are focused for greater impact.
Feeding America is a nationwide network of food banks and the largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Inspired by passionate food bank leaders, what began in 2002 as Hunger Action Day grew into a nationwide awareness campaign for the entire month of September in 2008. This year will be the 7th annual Hunger Action Month organized by the Feeding America network and supporters nationwide.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
You can help by participating in any of the events mentioned below, or create your own! Take a look at our “30 Ways in 30 Days Calendar”, which provides actions that anyone can take to get involved with ending hunger in South Florida. If one of these events don’t strike your fancy, you can create your own by registering below.
- Order Feeding South Florida Hunger Action Month t-shirts and wristbands – click here!
- For “GO ORANGE” ideas, and social media graphics, click here.
- To register your Hunger Action Month activity, click here.
- To download our HAM packet with an overview and Sort-A-Thon packet, click here.
- To learn more about, and register for, for the 24-Hour SORT-A-THON, click here. (Some shifts are already full and no longer available!)
- To see pictures from Hunger Action Month 2013, click here.
FEATURED FEEDING SOUTH FLORIDA EVENTS
Sept 4: GO ORANGE Day
Wear orange, turn your website orange, your company logo, etc. Look for an orange fountain at The Breakers, an orange Bank of America building on Las Olas, an orange Miami Tower, and Intercontinental Hotel.
Sept 6: Hungry Bear Family Fun Night at Boca Center
from 4pm-8pm. Enjoy a Krush Hunger concert and activities including a kids parade, food drive, promotions at participating restaurants such as BRIO and Rocco’s Tacos, juice samples, and more! View Event Details
Sept 8: Shine on Harvest Moon at Tsukuro
from 6pm-8pm. Enjoy 1 cocktail, sushi and small plates and moon-gazing through telescopes during Tsukuro’s Full Moon Party in honor of the Tsukimi and Septembers Harvest Moon. $20. View Event Details.
Sept 12: Our 2nd Annual 24-hour Sort-A-Thon
begins at 6pm on Friday and lasts until 6pm on Saturday – be part of history and help sort product during 1 of 8 shifts which are 3 hours each and can accommodate up to 100 people per shift. View Event Details
Sept 19: FSF Charity Night at Marlins Park!
Watch our CEO throw out the first pitch at 7:10 against the Nationals. Special event tickets and partial game night event proceeds benefit FSF. View Event Details
Sept 20: AARP Foundation & Miami Dolphins
pack 1 million meals for older adults at Sun Life Stadium. Volunteers needed! Click here to register and for more details.
Sept 23: Wine Dinner at Cafe Abbracci
in Coral Gables. Wine pairings with each course! Saty tuned for more details. Time and menu are TBD.
PROMOTIONS FOR FSF DURING HUNGER ACTION MONTH
Sept 1 – Sep 30: Tsukuro
on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Download, Print and Present the attached voucher to receive 10% off lunch or dinner and $1.00 per person at your table and 4% of your total check will be donated to Feeding South Florida in Funds and Food. Add a Plate to your Check ($5-$10 donation) and Tsukuro will match the donation. Download Certificate.
Sept 4: Tijuana Flats
in Hollywood will donate 20% of proceeds from 5pm-8pm. Click here to see flyer.
September 4 – December 31:
TASTE OF THE NFL | KICK HUNGER CHALLENGE
The Kick Hunger Challenge is an online (and in-restaurant) fundraising drive led by the 32 chefs and players participating in the upcoming Super Bowl eve Taste Of The NFL event. They represent their market’s NFL team and benefit the designated Feeding America food bank in their city. ALL MONEY RAISED IN OUR NFL CITY GOES TO OUR FOOD BANK! To learn more visit www.kickhungerchallenge.com
Sept 7: Tsukuro:
Add A Plate to your Check ($5-$10 donation) and receive 10% off your check and a complimentary Mochi Ice Cream Dessert in honor of the Harvest Moon weekend festival.
September 8- December 31: Bank of America
Give A Meal Holiday 2-for-1 Match
Helping individuals meet immediate needs is essential to our community’s growth and success. To address the hunger crisis, Bank of America and Feeding America are teaming up this fall to raise awareness — and support — for hunger relief through the Give A Meal campaign. Through this campaign, you can help support Feeding South Florida in the fight against hunger in our community. For every $1 you donate, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will give $2 more. Donations can be made at www.bankofamerica.com/give.
Sept 21: Burger 21
in Davie will donate 10% of proceeds from the day’s sales. View Event Details
OTHER ACTIVITIES FOR HUNGER ACTION MONTH
- Sept 5: Catholic Health Services Mobile Pantry at Voice of Love. Distribution starts at 9am.
- Sept 16: PepsiCo Day of Service
- Sept 19: EY Day of Service
- Sept 21: Honey Baked Ham meal-packing event at Westin
- Greater Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Food Drive
- Latitudes at the Moors Food Drive