Hunger Action Month
September is Hunger Action Month, a month-long initiative to encourage people to take action against hunger in their communities. Our Hungry for Change campaign includes many ways our region can get involved in solutions to hunger.
Orange is the official awareness color for Hunger Action Month and the Hungry For Change campaign. All month long, be sure to wear orange and tell your friends and family to do the same!
Like a lot of things right now, Hunger Action Month looks a little different this year. You can still join our efforts in a variety of ways, including a number of actions you can do from your home or from a safe distance. Find ways that are meaningful to you because you can make a difference in your community this Hunger Action Month!
Our region is #HungryForChange!
30 Ways In 30 Days
Use this calendar as inspiration for how you can take action against hunger this month!
STL Chefs Against Hunger
Every September, we partner with local restaurants for STL Chefs Against Hunger, a month-long campaign where restaurants create a special dish and donate a portion of the proceeds. This year, due to the struggles faced by the restaurant industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are creating a “foodie-raffle” to help feed hungry neighbors and support our local restaurant partners!
We have 20 restaurant gift cards available to win. For every $10 donation to our Hungry for Change campaign, you will receive one (1) chance to win a restaurant gift card (and provide 40 meals to area families).
Visit our STL Chefs Against Hunger page for more details, including the complete list of restaurants to which you could win a gift card.
Step Up to the Plate
Along with Cardinals Care, we are teaming up with Royals Charities and Harvesters Food Bank the to fight hunger in our communities. Through September 23, funds will be raised, with a combined goal of $30,000 ($15,000 per team) to help those facing food insecurity during these unprecedented times. Your donation will be tax deductible and a receipt will come with your email confirmation.
If we meet our $15,000 goal, that means 60,000 meals for our neighbors in need. The Cardinals and Royals may be rivals on the field, but when they join forces off the field, our communities are the big winners!
For more details and to donate, please visit: http://Cardinals.com/hunger
Local businesses, organizations, schools, and more can get involved in a variety of ways. Whether it’s hosting a food drive, raising funds to donate to the Foodbank, or bringing awareness through nutrition education, your group can help us take action against Hunger this September.
If you have an idea for how you’d like to participate or need help coming up with an idea for your group, fill out our Contact Form and we will get in touch soon.
Volunteer From Home
September 11 is a federally-recognized National Day of Service and Remembrance. This year, the folks at 9/11 Day have organized 9/11 Day At Home, with a goal of inspiring one million “virtual” acts of service since we can’t get together in person.
We need your help in adding a little sunshine to a local senior citizen’s life. Fill out “Hope Notes” and send them to:
St. Louis Area Foodbank
ATTN: Philanthropy Office
70 Corporate Woods Drive
Bridgeton, MO 63044
The illustrated notes will be included in food boxes distributed to seniors throughout our service area. This is a simple, creative and meaningful way for our community to help one another and keep spirts high during this difficult time.
Another way to help from home is to visit our Advocacy page to learn more about using your voice to help us end hunger. Sign up for our Advocacy Newsletter for regular communication about what we’re doing and how you can help!
Round Up, Fight Hunger!
Your spare change can help provide meals for local children and families in need right here in the bi-state region.
Walmart and Sam’s Club customers and members now have the option to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar in stores, clubs and online at Walmart.com and the Walmart app. All the donated change in our 26-county service territory stays local.
What is Hunger Action Month?
Started by Feeding America in 2002, Hunger Action Day grew into Hunger Action Month by 2008. Hunger Action Month is a nationwide campaign to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger.
Learn more and get involved with Feeding America at http://hungeractionmonth.org
Throughout September, participate in the below community campaigns and events to help provide meals to local families.
Crate & Barrel – You can donate at the register of your local Crate & Barrel store. All donations stay local if you shop at a store within our service territory.
Fresh Thyme Market – Shop for fresh and healthy food at amazing values at your local Fresh Thyme Market. Round up at the register to help us feed our neighbors in need.
Foodbank Fridays with KSHE 95 – Every Friday in September, KSHE 95 is hosting a food drive next to Kohl’s in the Gravois Bluffs Plaza in Fenton to help aid individuals and families affected by COVID-19.
Casey’s General Stores #HereForGood child hunger campaign – Through September 20, Casey’s customers will have an opportunity to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar, with Casey’s committing a minimum of $100,000 and with a goal of 10M meals nationwide. In addition, Casey’s will donate $1.00 of every purchase of Coca-Cola 4-packs, priced at $5.00, to benefit Feeding America, up to $50,000. A portion of the funds raised stay local to help feed people in our service territory.
Dillard’s “Food for Fashion” Drive – From Wednesday, September 16 through Sunday, September 20, customers that bring in 5 non-perishable food items for the Foodbank will receive 25% off regular price handbags, wallets, or watches at any of the four area Dillard’s locations – Galleria, South County Mall, Mid Rivers Mall, or St. Clair Square.
Save A Lot “Round-Up at the Register” – Through October 31, customers can make change with their change by rounding up their transaction total to the nearest whole dollar amount, with proceeds collected in our service territory benefiting our mission to end hunger, as the Feeding America member food bank serving this region. The three-month program will generate a minimum donation of $100,000 or the equivalent of 1 million meals to the Feeding America network, providing food for neighbors in need.