This September, Feeding South Florida will honor Hunger Action Month with free and affordable community events so that locals may take action and stand against hunger.
Currently, one in nine individuals in South Florida remain uncertain about where they will get their next meal, in addition to the 1.1 million hungry families who are receiving food assistance from Feeding South Florida. Feeding South Florida encourages the community to prepare in advance of September to determine how their municipality, company, civic or social group, friends and family members will participate in the month’s various hunger-relief events.
Hunger Action Events:
Special Hunger Action Volunteer Shifts
From September 1-29, the community is invited to volunteer to sort food and pack meal boxes for families, children, and seniors and be part of the hands-on efforts to feed South Florida.
On September 18, purchase an orange moustache ($5) to wear and show support for Feeding South Florida’s hunger-relief efforts. Capture a selfie to post and tag @FeedingSouthFlorida on Facebook, @feedingsouthflorida on Instagram, and @feedingsouthfl on X, formerly known as Twitter, using hashtags: #hungeractionmonth, #endhunger, #goorange.
Outrun Hunger 5K
On Hunger Action Day (September 23), lace up your running shoes for the Outrun Hunger 5K at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach. Participants can run or walk as individuals or as teams, and can raise funds online before race day. The race begins at 7:30 a.m., with an awards ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $25; registration with a 5K shirt is $40 for registration; and the Hunger Hero registration package is $250.
An online auction will allow bidders to access unique items while supporting hunger-relief. “Go Orange” t-shirts and orange moustaches will be available for purchase to raise awareness about hunger and inspire others to take action toward ending it. Monetary donations will go further during September with a one-to-one match. Every donation is critical, as every $1 donated allows Feeding South Florida to provide approximately four meals to a family in need.