September is Hunger Awareness Month across the country, and the San Antonio Food Bank and Whataburger have teamed up to “Go Orange” and fight food insecurity.
The Food Bank is an organization I am passionate about. I’ve written about the good work that they do before, and much of my research in my graduate program has been in the area of food policy, and disparities in access to quality nutrition across socio-economic groups.
Because I wanted to do my part to help out during Hunger Awareness Month, I’m trying to use this little old blog to help spread the word and raise awareness about the hunger problem our nation faces.
What I’m Doing To Help:
In our office kitchen I’ve set up a box where people can drop off non-perishables for the Food Bank. The drive will run for 2 weeks, and then I’ll take all the donations down to the San Antonio Food Bank. I’m going to take a tour of their new facilities and share some more information with you all about how you can help in your own communities.
I know that many of my readers are located in different communities across the country (and Switzerland, bonjour cousin Sarah!). If you want to get involved in your area, you can use this food bank locator from Feeding America to find one near you.