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September is Hunger Action Month

The need for food is still above pre-pandemic levels. One in five households in our community is experiencing food insecurity. But there is hope when we unite to offer help.

Take Action to End Hunger

September is Hunger Action Month – an opportunity for people across the country to stand together to end hunger.

During Hunger Action Month – and year-round – you can take action by volunteering, donating, advocating, shopping, learning and more. Together, we can raise awareness and make a difference. Together, we can end hunger.

Do you need food?

We all need help sometimes. Due to the continued hunger crisis, many families are facing hunger. You are not alone. Our network of more than 800 food pantries and programs is here to help. We serve all of our neighbors, regardless of race, religion, immigration status or any other factors.

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Apparel and Accessories That Give Back

Shop the Food Depository merch store to support our mission with fun apparel and accessories for friends, family, kids – and even pets. Find unique designs, including items from local Chicago artists, to wear at your next volunteer day or to help spread the word about food insecurity.

Net proceeds support our mission of ending hunger in our community.




September 15 is Hunger Action Day

September 15 is Feeding America’s Hunger Action Day — a day where collective efforts across the country are focused for greater impact.

Help raise awareness on Hunger Action Day and all month long by wearing orange – the color of hunger relief. By wearing orange clothing and encouraging your network to take action, you can help spread awareness and show your commitment to the mission against hunger!

In addition, be on the lookout for downtown Chicago buildings illuminated orange beginning September 15 in honor of Hunger Action Month!

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