September is Hunger Action Month. In southeast Michigan, 1 in 6 people struggle with hunger. They live in our communities; they are our neighbors, our co-workers, and our friends, yet their struggles can go unheard.
We all can play a role in helping solve hunger, whether it’s helping to raise awareness or organizing a food drive.
Here are 6 ways you can help:
Go Orange! You can help bring awareness by wearing orange. Share with your friends and followers on social media and encourage them to do the same. #GoOrange, #HungerActionMonth #Gleaners
Buy an extra bag of food. When you’re doing your weekly grocery shopping, pick up a few extra nonperishable items and bag separately. Then drop off your collection at Gleaners. A local family in need can enjoy the same meal as you, making your dinnertime that much more special.
Organize a food drive. Join forces with your church, coworkers, school or other community organization to collect donated food. Gleaners provides you with the tools and resources to make it easy. Learn more today »
Fundraise with your social network. Facebook Fundraisers make it easy to rally your friends and family to support children facing hunger. Setting up a fundraiser for Gleaners takes just a few minutes — get started today »
Volunteer! There’s nothing more rewarding than spending an afternoon making a difference for your own community. There are tons of volunteer opportunities — including kid-friendly activities — at your local food bank and pantries. Sign up today »
- Make a donation! Your gifts help Gleaners fill the gap between donated food and the healthy, nutritious food we must buy to fill the need. With Gleaners buying power, your dollars go further, with 95 cents of each dollar going towards food and food programs. Consider becoming a monthly donor. Just $7 a month will feed a person for a whole week. Make a gift now »
Simply doing one of the actions above can make a tangible contribution to helping solve hunger in southeast Michigan.