September is Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month

Wear Orange Day is Sept. 17. Orange is the color of hunger relief. Snap a photo and share it on social-media sites using #acrfb and #HungerActionMonth.


This September the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, together with 200 Feeding America food banks nationwide, will mobilize across all 50 states in an effort to raise awareness about hunger.

Hunger Action Month is designed to inspire people to take action against hunger because nearly 42 million Americans may face hunger because of the coronavirus, according to Feeding America.

In the eight counties served by the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, one in seven people may struggle with hunger this year including one in six children.

For many, a daily meal is a simple choice of what to eat. But for people facing hunger, a daily meal poses a different type of choice. It's often a choice between food and other needs such as electricity, childcare or medicine.

“Food shouldn’t be an impossible choice,” said Dan Flowers, food bank president and CEO. “So many families in our region are often forced to make impossible choices every day. Your food bank is here to help alleviate those choices because everyone deserves to have access to safe and nourishing food. During Hunger Action Month, it’s important for our community to come together to fight hunger. It’s because of our collective work and passion that we’re able to make a difference for our neighbors.”

Ways to take action during Hunger Action Month

On Sept. 17 join the food bank in wearing orange, the color of hunger relief. Snap a photo and share it on social-media sites using #acrfb and #HungerActionMonth.

Visit to learn about volunteer opportunities.

The food bank needs help throughout the year as it advocates for policy issues that impact people facing hunger. Visit the food bank’s website to sign up for action alerts at

A $1 donation can help provide enough food for four meals.

On Sept. 14 attend Taste of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the food bank’s largest fundraising event. Visit

Join Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank at or call 330-535-6900.

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