Oftentimes, the issue of hunger falls silent in communities across the country. In an effort to increase awareness about hunger as well as how to make a difference, Feeding America and member food banks across the U.S. take part in Hunger Action Month each September.
Here in North Texas, hunger is a daily struggle for many children, families, and seniors. In fact, one in six people don’t know where their next meal will come from. Even more astonishing is that one in four children experience hunger. This affects their attention span and overall ability to learn in school.
Our mission involves empowering communities to eliminate hunger by providing food, education and resources through innovation and collaboration. We are proud to be one of the many Feeding America food banks taking up the torch for hunger. This year we have even more to be proud of thanks to the many local businesses that helped raise the torch to new heights.
Nine county governments out of the 13 Tarrant Area Food Bank serves issued proclamations declaring September as Hunger Action Month. Meanwhile, city governments in each county served by TAFB declared September as Hunger Action Month. These proclamations raise awareness about hunger for TAFB and our 270 Partner Agencies working the front lines. More than 500,000 nutritious meals are provided each week to communities across North Texas.
When it comes to innovative and collaborative ways to motivate communities to take action during Hunger Action Month, our supporting businesses deserve a round of applause. From guiding us through our first loop giveaway on Instagram, to developing a special cocktail and appetizer, to offering customers easy ways to donate funds to TAFB, we are in awe of their support.
Thank you to the following businesses for participating during Hunger Action Month: Alchemy Pops, Avoca Coffe, BB&T, Bentley’s, Center for the Healing Arts, CycleBar, FTW Kickball, Hair Stylist Regina Edge, Halo del Santo, Local Revere, Loft22 Cakes, Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop, M&O Station Grill, Rahr & Sons Brewing Company, Shop Small Fort Worth, Wag Canine Emporium, and The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel.
Hunger Action Month 2017 was bigger and better than ever before thanks to support from people across our service area. We look forward to next year’s Hunger Action Month and continuing the fight against hunger alongside people like you.