WORLD VISION, KELVIN BEACHUM KICK OFF HUNGER ACTION MONTH IN SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA WITH NEW PARTNERSHIP
Feeding America® Network Food Banks across the Country Promote
Hunger Action Month
DUQUESNE, PA (September 9, 2016) — September is Hunger Action Month; a time to bring increased action and awareness to the issue of hunger in communities across the nation. This year World Vision and Kelvin Beachum kicked off the month of activities in a big way.
World Vision, a humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice and Kelvin Beachum, formerly of the Pittsburgh Steelers who now plays with the Jacksonville Jaguars, announced today a new partnership with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank that will provide monthly food donations to the Food Bank.
To kick off the partnership, a donation of 3,841 meals worth of food was made. The donated product will be distributed to individuals and families throughout the Food Bank’s 11-county service area.
In Southwestern Pennsylvania, more than one in seven families struggle with hunger and may not know where they’ll find their next meal. That number includes one in five kids who may not have enough to eat.
The organization’s Hunger Action Month 2016 campaign asks people to consider how they can help their neighbors lead a healthy life and ultimately promote a promising future for the entire community.
“Food is one of the most basic human needs – no one in our community should wonder where their next meal is coming from,” said Lisa Scales, president and CEO of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. “Hunger Action Month is a time for us to come together as a community to take a stand against hunger. Each action taken this month at the individual and organizational level will make a huge impact on ending hunger in our region.”
This year, beginning on September 8 and continuing throughout the month, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank asks supporters to share what they will do to help end hunger by writing “I will ______ to help end hunger,” on a paper plate.
These photos can be posted to social media with #HungerActionMonth, @PghFoodBank and @FeedingAmerica to join the conversation.
Additionally, throughout the month, the Food Bank encourages individuals throughout southwestern Pennsylvania to take action in a number of ways including participating in Food Bank events, sharing messages about hunger with friends and volunteering to help end hunger. Key ways for individuals to get involved in ending hunger include:
September 8:Wear orange and share a selfie on social media. Be sure to tag
the Food Bank using @PghFoodBank.
September 13: Support your local farms.
September 16: Clean off your golf clubs and register for Aiming to End
Hunger, the Food Bank’s annual golf outing.
September 18: Share one of our hunger facts.
September 21: Participate in Day of Giving
September 25: Sign up to volunteer
September 30: Drop off a food donation at a convenient location near you.
Find one at pittsburghfoodbank.org/give-help/food-drives/
To learn more about Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and other ways you can get involved for Hunger Action Month in southwestern Pennsylvania, please visit pittsburghfoodbank.org/hungeractionmonth.