September is Hunger Action Month


September is Hunger Action Month!  Join AAFB, Feeding America, our member food banks, and anti-hunger friends and advocates from around the country to take action raising awareness and fighting hunger!  Many more details and events for 2014 are forthcoming, but here is a sample of what you can expect:
  • Feeding America has launched their Hunger Action Month site filled with ideas, including quick links to send advocacy to your elected representatives and to take a pledge to end hunger.
  • Wear orange or change your Facebook and Twitter profile photos orange during the month of September!  Post photos of you wearin orange and share them with us on Facebook and Twitter.  Additionally, check out the Chase Tower in downtown Phoenix, which will glow orange too!

  • Prepare to live on a SNAP (Food Stamp) budget by participating in a SNAP Challenge!  The 2014 SNAP Challenge is happening October 6-13.  During that week, limit your total food purchases to the weekly budget of a typical SNAP recipient, which is just $29!  Registration information coming soon!
  • Each of our five member food banks have tons of cool activities and events lined up all month long:
               - Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
               - Desert Mission Food Bank 
               - St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance  
               - United Food Bank 
               - Yuma Community Food Bank   
  • Hunger Action Month is the perfect reason to order your official Arizona Hunger Relief specialty license plate!  They look awesome and are a great way to promote the hunger cause! $17 of the $25 fee benefits AAFB and our member food banks that collectively serve all 15 Arizona counties. 

  • Although it came out in 2013, this film is as relevant and moving as ever.  Make plans to sit down with your family and watch the documentary film on hunger, A Place at the Table, available on DVD, Blu-Ray and many streaming services.  In Phoenix, the Franciscan Renewal Center is hosting a screening and discussion session as part of their Movie Night at the Casa on the evening of Friday, September 12.  Here's the flyer (PDF).
  • Make a Secure Donation to AAFB to support our work to fight hunger throughout Arizona.