It’s September and that means Hunger Action Month. It also means the beginning of the Fall and Holiday Food Drive season, the busiest time of the year for food drives.
We’re thrilled to announce new partnerships with the Salvation Army, the United Way and the Greater Boston Food Bank as we head into the busiest time of the year for food drives!
We’ve also just announced our Hunger Action Month Boost program. New food banks partners will receive 40 cases of healthy fruits and vegetables as soon as they set up a FREE account! Contact our #GiveHealthy team for details and how your organization can easily get set up in no time!
We’re smack in the middle of Hunger Action Month, the kick-off of the busy Fall-Holiday Food Drive season.
We’ve highlighted some of the #GiveHealthy activity below, but before getting to that, we want to add our voice to the chorus pointing out the state of food insecurity in the United States these days. It’s dire. There are more people relying on food assistance now than at any point in time in our country’s history. How important are the food banks, pantries, soup kitchens and shelters? The CEO of Feeding America was just named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of 2020.
There are lots of ways to divide the world. For us, one way is to divide it into the people that need food assistance and those that don’t. We hope that those that don’t will help those that do. Whether that’s supporting a hunger relief organization by donating food, money or time, or helping someone directly in need – by making a meal, buying one or asking them how they could be helped the best way.
It’s been great to see the growing number of organizations sponsoring #GiveHealthy drives and great to see the diversity of the organizations helping. One of our favorite jobs is ensuring all of the food that an organization raises gets to where it needs to be.
Here are some shots of the results of the Morris Habitat for Humanity Drive to raise healthy food for Table of Hope and their mobile food pantry operation!