As fall begins, so does Hunger Action Month! September is a time to take action to help end hunger, including speaking up for those in need. FSD partners with businesses and organizations across the county to help spread awareness of the need and encourage our community to get involved.
Empty Plates Provide Meals
An empty plate means an empty stomach. Raise awareness on social media by posting a picture of an empty plate using #HungerActionMonth and tagging Feeding San Diego. For every post and share, Bread and Cie has generously offered to donate 12 meals for those facing hunger right here in our community.
Paper Plates Give a Voice to Those in Need
The Hunger Advocacy Network, a collaborative of 21 organizations and agencies including Feeding San Diego, gave clients the opportunity to write their thoughts and needs on paper plates. Throughout September, the plates will be displayed around San Diego County in an effort to bring awareness to the need, and at the end of the month, they will be sent to our elected officials.
Take the CalFresh Challenge
Every year, Hunger Action Month includes the CalFresh Challenge, an experiential opportunity to attempt to eat on the average CalFresh allotment. Beginning September 19, participants can take the challenge for one day with a budget of $4.27 or for the entire week with a budget of $29.89. Participants can share their experience on social media networks with #CalFreshChallenge to help bring awareness and gain a new perspective on hunger. For more information and to register for the CalFresh Challenge, visit the San Diego Hunger Coalition website.
Hunger Talks in the South Bay
FSD has also played a key role in planning the first South Bay Hunger Relief Forum, sponsored by the Healthy Chula Vista initiative, and aimed at bringing together food distributors, providers and community members in the South Bay to share best practices and collaborate toward a common goal. The forum will take place on Monday, September 12, from 10 AM to 12 PM at the Chula Vista Civic Center Library.