Hunger Action Month
One in 11 people in Minnesota are hungry. September is Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign to mobilize the public to take action against hunger. As a member of Feeding America's nationwide network of food banks, we're asking you to support Second Harvest Heartland and those we serve by taking action to raise awareness about the problem of hunger in our service area.
Volunteer for the Double Down Challenge and every hour will be matched with a $5 donation from Bremer Bank, up to $40,000.
Donate to support working families, children and seniors. Donations made in September will be matched by a group of generous donors, up to $50,000.
Show your support by wearing orange on September 13 for Hunger Action Day and all month long. You can also attend a fun event, host a virtual drive, and dedicate your Facebooks status. Check out more ways to get involved below.
Go orange for hunger relief!
Why go orange? Going orange provides an opportunity for people across the country to unify and show their support of hunger relief and raise awareness of hunger and the rising need in our communities.
- Wear the color orange on September 13, Hunger Action Day, and all month long. Share a pic of you wearing orange on social media with @2harvest and use the hashtag #HungerActionMonth.
- Make your Facebook and Twitter profiles orange this September.
- Turn a building, your office, cubicle or your home orange to raise awareness.
Host a Food & Fund Drive
Whether you choose to host a virtual drive or want to go the more traditional route, your drive will make a meaningful difference during Hunger Action Month.
Learn about hunger
These educational resources and tools can help you learn more about hunger and its affects.
- Guide to Hands-on Learning – learn more about hunger and actions that may be taken to tackle a growing need in our communities.
- Minnesota Hunger 101 Simulation– a unique role play simulations where participants take on the life circumstances of someone in Minnesota at risk for hunger.
Become a Monthly Giver
Hunger never takes a break. Becoming a Monthly Giver is an easy and convenient way to bring hope to kids, families and seniors all year long.
Supporting the work of Second Harvest Heartland is sometimes as easy as shopping at your favorite local business. Check out ongoing promotions designed to promote awareness and help us bring more food to hungry people.
Sign up for the Second Harvest Heartland newsletter
Become a regular volunteer
Whether it’s sorting and packing food, making phone calls, distributing food to clients or serving on our ambassador’s bureau, we have many ways to put your skills to work.
Get the facts on hunger
Get the facts on hunger, what it looks like in Minnesota, and how it affects individuals and the communities in which they live.
This year, there is a new way to get involved. Throughout September, you can eat at participating restaurants on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays and a portion of food sales will go to Second Harvest Heartland. To see all the participating Plates for Good restaurants and to learn more, view participating restaurants at platesforgood.org.