Wear orange on Thursday, September 10th, snap a pic and share on social media with #HungerActionDay. Make sure to tag @northernilfoodbank on Facebook or Instagram and @ilfoodbank on Twitter. Help us spread awareness that hunger is real in our communities and it doesn’t wait.
Did you know most people hear about the Food Bank from a friend or colleague? We need your help to let others know you care about solving hunger in your community. As a Social Media Ambassador (SMA), you’ll be raising awareness for the Food Bank and our network of food pantries and programs, and inspiring others to join our mission. You’ll get the inside scoop on what we’re up to, and exclusive behind-the-scenes access to Food Bank programs, projects, and results in our quarterly sneak peeks. Learn more and sign up today!
Want to make an impact every day for the entire month? Download our 30 ways in 30 days calendar and pin it to your fridge. Whether you are hunkered down at home, or out and about, there are easy ways you can spread awareness and support our neighbors in need._
Stay informed – join us for our first State of the Food Bank webinar on September 2nd at noon. Our CEO Julie Yurko will share results from last fiscal year and goals for the upcoming year. Register today.
In addition to honoring Patriot Day with our September 11th Service Day at all four Food Bank centers, we have many more volunteer opportunities. We need help sorting and distributing food all month long – and the full 12 months of the year. The Food Bank is following CDC recommended guidelines, requiring masks and social distancing, and requiring all volunteers to sign a health statement prior to each shift. View our calendar of opportunities and learn more about our safety procedures.
Northern Illinois Food Bank is fortunate to partner with many local and national companies, organizations and individuals to raise awareness and funds for our neighbors in need. Consider supporting these partnerships through shopping or starting your own to help solve hunger. Remember, every $1 donated can help provide $8 worth of groceries!
Our children are the future and teaching them early on about the issue of hunger and its impact on our neighbors can build empathy and a passion for serving.