Hunger Action Month

Hunger Action Month Talking Points

10 TALKING POINTS
September 2014

1. September is Hunger Action Month. What can you do to help fight hunger on Long Island? Take action! Volunteers are the backbone of Island Harvest Food Bank’s efforts to end hunger locally. Visit www.islandharvest.org to learn more. Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, too

2. 300,000 Long Islanders struggle with hunger every day, including 110,000 kids. You have the power to make a difference in their lives and help Island Harvest fight hunger. Visit www.islandharvest.org to learn more. Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, too

3. They fought for our country and now need our help. Island Harvest provides food assistance to more than 1,000 veterans who proudly served our nation and have fallen on hard times. September is Hunger Action Month; let’s help those who defended our country. Visit www.islandharvest.org to learn more. Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, too

4. Imagine you’re a child who depends on a school lunch program. What would you do in the summer when school is out? This year, Island Harvest delivered nearly 80,000 lunches and countless smiles to 4,000 children as part of the Summer Food Service Program. September is Hunger Action Month. Visit www.islandharvest.org to learn more. Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, too

5. Seniors citizens are the hands that built Long Island but now, many of them are struggling to make ends meet. Island Harvest supports more than 400 local seniors through our Mobile Food Pantry, serving 400 meals per week. September is Hunger Action Month. Visit www.islandharvest.org to learn more. Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, too

6. What would you do if you didn’t have the means to feed your family over the weekend? Island Harvest’s Kids Weekend Backpack Feeding Program ensures that school-aged children have enough food to get them through the weekend. September is Hunger Action Month. Visit www.islandharvest.org to learn more. Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, too

7. What can you do to fight hunger? Take action! Volunteers are the backbone of Island Harvest Food Bank. We can win the fight against hunger without your help. Visit www.islandharvest.org to learn more. Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, too
8. Could you live on just $5 a day? Here’s a challenge for Hunger Action Month: Get a sense of what life is like for those struggling to put food on the table by shopping for your meals with $5, the daily average per-person benefit provided by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps). Visit www.islandharvest.org to learn more. Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, too

9. Island Harvest’s Kids Weekend Backpack Feeding Program helps make sure that nearly 1,700 children who rely on school lunch programs during the week will have enough to eat over the weekend. Visit www.islandharvest.org to learn more. Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, too

10. How can you help Island Harvest fight hunger on Long Island? Consider organizing a food drive at your school, business or place of worship. More than 300,000 Long Islanders struggle with hunger will be glad you did. Visit www.islandharvest.org to learn more. Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, too