September is Hunger Action Month
Food shouldn’t be an impossible choice. Yet, for millions of people in America, a daily meal isn’t a choice between different dishes. It's a choice between food and other crucial needs—like medicine, electricity, or childcare.
The good news is that you, your family, and your friends can be hunger fighters for Oklahoma! Below is a list of ways to get involved in ending hunger in our state.
ORANGE. is the color of hunger. Show your support of Hunger Action Month by going orange! Wear orange throughout the entire month to show others that you are taking a stand against hunger in Oklahoma. When you do, be sure to snap a selfie and share on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #endhungerinOK!
Donate. Support our mission: to leverage the power of collaboration to solve hunger in Oklahoma by improving systems, policies, and practices. You can also monetarily donate online using our website!
Volunteer. We love having people here at the complex! There are so many ways we can use your talents! Please consider taking the time and spending a few hours with us! See our website and sign up to volunteer!
Follow, share, post, and like. Use social media to amplify your voice! Please follow us on Facebook & Instagram and share our posts! That is how we get our needs out into the public along with other information! Imagine not knowing where your next meal will come from or when. In Woodward County alone our food insecurity rate is 12.9%. One in 5 Children are affected by hunger. 1 in 5 go to bed nightly hungry and wake up hungry. Hunger negatively impacts:
Children: Low birth-weight, delayed development, decreased language acquisition
Academics: Lower reading and math scores, more significant behavior and social problems, lower high school graduation rates
When I am hungry, I have a whole list of things that I am unable to to do. What is something you cannot do when you are hungry? This SEPTEMBER, I urge you to find out how you can take action against hunger! We have given you several ideas... The plate is now on your table of how to fill it.