Established by Feeding America, Hunger Action Month is a national initiative designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger. Every September, hunger relief organizations and their partners organize a number of events to raise awareness in their communities of the existence of hunger and food insecurity. Without awareness of a problem, people cannot take action to remedy it.
Any action – big or small – makes a real difference in the lives of the hungry neighbors in our community. Together, we are solving hunger!
Help us pack over 150,000 lbs of food for our neighbors in need! Join us for one of our Hunger Action Month Pack-a-thons at one of our Center locations!
A Pack-a-thon is a day-long packing event in which participants inspect, sort and package donated food that will be distributed to our neighbors throughout Northern Illinois Food Bank’s 13-county service area.
The day is divided into four 2-hour shifts. Each shift will begin with a brief informational session that will explain the shift’s task, food safety guidelines to follow and the impact that participants will be making in their community. During the rest of the shift, participants will inspect and package fresh produce while enjoying music, answering trivia questions for prizes, and participating in fun raffles!
This event is great for teams, families, or individuals! Children 8 years and older can join!
Volunteer shifts include 7:00-9:00am, 9:30-11:30am, 12:30-2:30pm, and 3:00-5:00pm
Every $1 donated provides $8 worth of groceries! Northern Illinois Food Bank relies on people like you to help us feed our hungry neighbors. Hosting a Food and Fund Drive is the easiest way for you and your coworkers, friends, and family to join the Food Bank in solving hunger.
Get started today by visiting our Food & Fund Drive website – click here!
Dine at one of our partner restaurants this September to help us raise funds for our hungry neighbors. View a list of participating restaurants and learn more about Pass the Plate.
Northern Illinois Food bank and many of our partners are holding awareness and fundraising events all month long!
Check out our Hunger Action Month Event Calendar and find one near you!
Attention member agencies and community partners! If you want to share your event on this calendar, contact Teresa Schryver – Email or call 630-443-6910 ext 160
For more information about Hunger Action Month and how you can get involved, please contact Teresa Schryver – Email or call 630-443-6910 ext 160