Hunger Action Month

Posted August 31, 2022

September is Hunger Action Month. During this month, United Way of Palm Beach County and our hunger relief community partners are raising awareness about food insecurity in Palm Beach County.

Did you know…

  • 181,340 PBC residents don’t know where their next meal will come from.
  • 1 in 5 kids experience hunger on a daily basis. 

United Way of Palm Beach County and our 60+ partners work year-round on meeting needs, building infrastructure, and coordinating efforts so that everyone in PBC can have access to nutritious food. All of us are working together towards the greater good of this community – for children whose main source of food is school meal programs, for seniors who are forced to choose between groceries and medication, and for parents who work two jobs and still cannot afford to feed their families and others.

How Can You Help?

Join us by posting on your social media accounts on Hunger Awareness Day, which is Friday, September 23!

What is Hunger Awareness/Wear Orange Day?

Hunger Awareness Day will bring public awareness to the struggle faced by millions of low-income Americans to simultaneously avoid hunger, afford nutritious foods, and stay healthy. Orange is a color that sparks notice and draws attention. We believe the issue of hunger needs attention.

Ways to Participate: 

  • Wear orange on September 23 and post the included graphics to your social media account(s) using the sample text below. Tag United Way of Palm Beach County (@unitedwaypbc) in your post!
  • Sample copy: Today is Hunger Awareness Day! Palm Beach County hunger relief partners are wearing orange to bring awareness to the fact that 1 in 8 Palm Beach County residents are food insecure. Food insecurity is more than just hunger, it’s the lack of stable financial resources for food. Learn more about Palm Beach County hunger relief projects and how you can make a difference by visiting our Fight Hunger Page.
  • Learn more about our hunger relief efforts here and email our team to join one of our committees!

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