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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!

As we work to spread the word about Hunger Action Month, you can join our efforts in a variety of ways. Whether it’s organizing a food and funds drive at your place of work or dining out at a participating STL Chefs Against Hunger restaurant, 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

During the month of September, participating restaurants will create a special dish or designate an item on their menu that will benefit the Foodbank each time it is sold. Diners can participate by purchasing the designated dishes and spreading the word about this fun and delicious way to give back!

Visit the STL Chefs Against Hunger page for a full list of participating restaurants and their selected dishes!

Stick it to Hunger!

Throughout the month of September, we will be sticking it to hunger in our Volunteer Center! All month long, volunteers will write why they stand against hunger on sticky notes and they will add them to our Stick it to Hunger wall.

Volunteers and community members can also fill out postcards that will be mailed to legislators and public officers, so we can send a unified message against hunger in our region.

If you are interested in filling out a postcard, but don’t have a volunteer shift with us in September, contact Ashley Rube at

You can also 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!

Group Activity

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.

More about 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.

This year, Hunger Action Day is Thursday, September 12. Join our Young Professionals Board for a special volunteer shift on Hunger Action Day!

Community Partnerships

Throughout September, participate in the below community campaigns and events to help provide meals to local families.

Subway – For every 2 meals (sandwich, chips, and a drink) purchased in September, participating Subway restaurants will donate 1 meal to the Foodbank.

Series Six – This September, Series Six Company invites St. Louis to “Eat Local, Feed Local” 100% of the proceeds of this t-shirt design will go directly to the St. Louis Area Foodbank September 1-30.

Taste of St. Louis – The Foodbank will be staffing a beverage booth at the Taste of St. Louis event the weekend of September 13-15. A portion of sales, along with 100% of the tips from the booth will be donated to the Foodbank! More info.

Q in the Lou –  Sign up for a volunteer shift at Q in the Lou, September 27-29. The Foodbank receives a donation for every volunteer that works at the event, so your volunteer time will have double the impact!


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