Greater Lansing Food Bank Joins Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month Campaign to Ensure Food Isn’t an Impossible Choice for People in mid-Michigan
Hunger Action Month Campaign Aims to Inspire the Public to Get Involved and Raise Awareness of Hunger in America
LANSING, MI – Sept. 7 – For Hunger Action Month® this September, Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) will join Feeding America and other network member food banks to inspire people to join the fight to end hunger and raise awareness of people experiencing food insecurity across the United States. Food banks around the country are working to make a real and lasting impact on hunger in their communities, and they are asking for the public’s support.
September marks the 15th year Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization with a nationwide network of 200 food banks, including Greater Lansing Food Bank, has organized the annual call to action. This year’s campaign presents the impossible choices that millions of people in America are often forces to make between food and other basic needs.
“Many people may not give a daily meal much thought. For people facing hunger, a daily meal is not as simple,” said Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America. “Instead, it becomes a different type of choice – an impossible decision between food or other crucial needs, such as electricity, childcare, or medicine. Nobody should be forced to make a choice to go hungry. With the public’s support, we can come together to help increase food access for all people, so they no longer have to make such tough decisions.”
Hunger Action Month is a time to mobilize to end hunger. You can choose to donate or advocate. You can choose to volunteer or raise awareness. You can choose to help end hunger. More details linked here https://bit.ly/3kLmtQG
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About Greater Lansing Food Bank
Greater Lansing Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, has worked to compassionately feed Michiganders experiencing hunger since 1981. GLFB distributes more than 11 million pounds of nutritious food across a seven-county service area through specialized programs and a network of 140 community partners.
About Feeding America
Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 40 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.