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September is Hunger Action Month, Take Action it's Easy
The Montgomery Area Food Bank is asking the River Region to help raise awareness during Hunger Action Month. There will be a number of events during the month (please see calendar) including Hunger Action Day on September 13.
The “Action” being promoted during Hunger Action month is social media driven. People are encouraged to post an image of themselves holding a paper plate which reads:
“On an empty stomach I can’t ____________”. or
“To help end hunger I can _____________" to social media.
Those who post are being asked to tag @MontgomeryAreaFoodBankIncand @FeedingAmerica and use the hashtag #FeedingHopeAL and #HungerActionMonth.
Each week during the month of September the Montgomery Area Food Bank will spotlight one of its programs.
•Week #1: Agency Awareness Week
•Week #2: Senior Supplement Program Awareness Week
•Week #3: Mobile Pantry Program Awareness Week
•Week #4: Volunteer Program Awareness Week
We conduct MP distributions every work day – somewhere within our service area. Each “single” distribution is conducted with one of our pre-qualified, participating agencies, and routinely delivers between 5 and 7 tons of assistance to ONE place at ONE time.
Last Tuesday we conducted two MPs – each was a “double” which means close to 30 tons of assistance was delivered to your neighbors in need…almost 80% of which was nutrient-rich produce.
Mobile Pantry Program Awareness Week
The 65th Annual Alabama National Fair is scheduled for September 28 through October 8 - Garrett Coliseum, 1555 Federal Drive, 36107.
Thursday, October 4th, is Dollar Day! Everyone is admitted for $1 with a donation of non-perishable food items. Admission is $10 without a donation.