Thursday, September 10, 2020

September Is Hunger Action Month. Second Harvest Food Bank Has Been Extra Busy This Year

Did you know that the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank has served over 3 million meals in the last six month since mid-March? With a small staff and a team of volunteers they have done a remarkable job of filling in an important gap... and a lot of empty stomachs.

According to director Shaye Morris's most recent update: Of all the states in the U.S. with the highest projected increase in food insecurity, Minnesota and Wisconsin rank in the top five. A recent report from Feeding America estimates that Minnesota could see as much as a 60% increase in food insecurity, and Wisconsin a 57% increase.*

 For this reason Hunger Action Month is more important than ever.

And you can help. You can be a Volunteer. They’re following recommended guidelines for all of their opportunities to keep everyone safe. As many of their volunteers have returned to work and their elderly have remained at home, the Food Bank needs your support. Find an opportunity that could feed our neighbors in need.

Today Is Hunger Action Day  

This week also marks six months of our COVID-19 response efforts. Community support has ensured more than 3 million meals since mid-March.

Today you can show your support by wearing orange today. Share a photo on social media, and tag Second Harvest at @northernlakesfb using hashtag #HungerActionMonth.

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If you find all this social media stuff complicated, there's always a need for volunteers. Here is web page with details:

*Food insecurity is the disruption of food intake due to lack of money or other resources.

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