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Hunger Action Month

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Everyday acts can end hunger.

How will you help this month?





Double your impact all month long with a match, which turns every dollar into 10 meals! Donate now!


Become part of our team! Help with special events, repacking food, clerical work, farm gleans and more. View our volunteer opportunities all month long!

Speak Out.

We need your voice! Sign up for Feeding America's action alerts to lend your voice to the issues that matter.


Hunger Action Day - September 4

Go Orange! Tweet, post, or instagram a selfie (we're @PghFoodBank) with #HungerAction showing you in your orange!


WHAT IS IT? Hunger Action Month (September) is a nationwide campaign to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger. Organized by Feeding America®, the campaign brings greater attention to the issue of hunger in America and promotes ways for individuals everywhere to get involved with the movement to solve it. Hunger Action Day™, which is the first Thursday in September (this year it will be Thursday, September 4th), is a day where nationwide efforts are focused for greater impact.

WHO ORGANIZES IT? Feeding America is a nationwide network of food banks and the largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Inspired by passionate food bank leaders, what began in 2002 as Hunger Action Day grew into a nationwide awareness campaign for the entire month of September in 2008. This year will be the 7th annual Hunger Action Month organized by the Feeding America network and supporters nationwide.

WHY? Hunger exists in every county in the country, affecting 49 million Americans including 16 million children. Hunger is a solvable issue and Feeding America is leading the fight to end it.

HOW? You can help by mobilizing your community. As individuals, organizations, businesses, schools, government, etc., we all have a role to play in getting food to our neighbors in need.


Check out our 30 Ways in 30 Days Hunger Action Calendar!