September is Hunger Action Month

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Join us this Hunger Action Month


September is Hunger Action Month, a time when people all across the country will be taking a stand against hunger. Any action big or small makes a real difference in the lives of our 1 in 8 neighbors who struggle with hunger. Here are some ways you can take action!

Ways you can help...


2016 HAM Fill a Plate advocate

Become an e-Advocate
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Foodshare advocacy is issue driven and non-partisan. We endorse legislation and policy that will benefit the agencies and people we serve. You can play an active role in the lives of children, seniors and the working poor across Connecticut by lending your voice to these issues.
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2016 HAM Volunteer Join our Team take action

Join our Team
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Did you know that we rely on volunteers to help us meet the need in our community? In fact, last year over 4,700 volunteers donated their time and talents to Foodshare. We offer a variety of opportunities to accommodate a variety of interests.
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2016 HAM SNAP Challenge

Take the #SNAPChallenge 
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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is one of the most powerful tools for addressing hunger in our community. Take the SNAP Challenge to learn what it’s like to live on the average daily benefit of $4.50 here in Connecticut, and share your experience with others.
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2016 HAM Hunger 101 Education

Experience Hunger 101
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Hunger 101 is a role-play and discussion activity, designed to increase awareness and understanding of hunger and its many causes in our community. The one-hour program allows individuals to experience the challenges of feeding a family, on a limited budget, through available social services.
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Share Why You Care
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The best way you can take action is by sharing your personal experience with others. Statistics can show the impact of hunger in numbers, but personal stories paint the most compelling picture of what it means to be hungry.
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2016 HAM Light it Up Orange

#TurnOrange
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Orange is the color of hunger! Wear orange on September 14 for Hunger Awareness Day, or light up your home, workplace or place of worship to get others wondering, 'why orange?'

The Food Industry Convoy of Caring


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Don't forget to light up social media during our #ConvoyofCaring on September 19 to thank all of the food industry members who donate millions of meals worth of food each year! Tag @Foodshare so we can share your words of praise for local participating food donors, who help us fight hunger all year round.

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