Food Gatherers raises awareness for Hunger Action Month

Sela Ward once stated, “In this country that grows more food than any other nation on this earth, it is unthinkable that any child should go hungry.” Unfortunately, the case of hunger is alarming here in Washtenaw County, where malnutrition affects one in every seven people.

Food Gatherers, an associate of the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, commemorates Hunger Action Month as a means of spreading awareness on the issue of hunger and hope to encourage people all over the country to take action and join the movement.

Many local opportunities in Washtenaw County have been created to communicate consciousness about hunger. On Sept. 3, recognition was spread through wearing the color orange and by sharing facts about malnutrition with friends and family.

Upcoming occasions include taking a tour of the Food Gatherers warehouse, which you can RSVP by phone at 734-761-2796 or email at info@foodgatherers.org, and by supporting Feeding America’s new Spoontember social media initiative. You can do this by sharing a “spoon selfie” of yourself balancing a spoon on your nose and by tagging @FoodGatherers, #Spoontember and #HungerActionMonth.

Another way to support the movement is by giving the gift of time or funds, which you can find out about at www.foodgatherers.org.

Eileen Spring, President/CEO of Food Gatherers, says, “Hunger is an issue that affects everyone – your child’s classmate, an office coworker or a neighbor down the street. September is an opportunity for all of us to take steps towards supporting those in need.”


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