• September is Hunger Action Month!

    Posted on September 4, 2015 by in Blog, Events

    by Debbie Stephenson

    DS Spoon selfie

    September is Hunger Action Month, when Feeding America and member food banks ask everyone in America to take action to fight hunger in their community. You can help by making a donation, volunteering, or raising awareness to the fact that 1 in 6 Americans struggle with hunger.

    The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina at Sandhills is located in my home county of Moore. They are hosting an Open House on Friday, September 11th and Saturday, September 12th in conjunction with the #FoodBank24 New Media Telethon. The Sandhills branch will have two days of events as well as participate in the telethon. From 6pm-7pm on the 11th, the telethon will come direct from the Sandhills. During that time, myself and the Family and Consumer Science Agent from Moore County, Alyssa Anderson, will be live streaming, demonstrating simple recipes that can be made from items typically found at a food bank. If you would like to check us out, please visit www.foodbank24.org to view the live stream on the 11th. We have a 10-minute block of time to highlight our healthy recipes!

    Are you wondering why I have a spoon on my nose? September is also “Spoontember”. The spoon is the icon for Hunger Action Month. Spoontember is a social media promotion to engage the public. Everyone is encouraged to share a “spoon selfie” of themselves with a hunger-related statistic and to challenge others to do the same thing. It’s easy, just:

    • Balance a spoon on your nose
    • Take a picture
    • Post the image to your social media accounts to raise awareness and tag a friend to do the same. Include a hunger-related statistic.
    • Use #Spoontember and #HungerActionMonth and tag @FeedingAmerica

    I challenge everyone reading this to show your “spoon selfie”!

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