Hunger Action Month

Hunger Action Month

September is national Hunger Action Month™, when national and local organizations ask everyone in America to take action to fight hunger in their community, all month long. Hunger Action Month is an opportunity to join a movement that has a real and lasting impact on our effort to ensure all Americans, incuding our neighbors here in the North Country have access to a healthy and nutritous diet. Whether it’s by advocating and raising awareness, making donations, or volunteering, you can find the way that’s right for you to make a difference during Hunger Action Month. Together, we can solve hunger.

Some highlights for 2017:

Take the SNAP Challenge! Can you feed yourself and your family on the average SNAP budget of $4.60 per person per day?  Give it a try to week of September 10, or really anytime that works for you.  Guidelines can be found here.  Share your story on Facebook or here.  Send your story to Gloria and we will share on the GardenShare blog (read some stories here).

Wear orange on Hunger Awareness Day, Thursday, September 14.  Join thousands of people around the country who are raising awareness and inspiring action by wearing orange.

Fight Hunger 5K - Join us on September 17 to raise awareness and funds for GardenShare's work.  Full details and registration information here.

Share your story!  Did you or your family ever receive food stamps?  Share your story here and help us end the sitgma!


Check out our 2017 Hunger Action Month calendar for more ideas about how to get involved.


Are you in a book club?  Here are some reading options.


Get inspired! 

“When we think about millions of hungry children, we don't think about America. We relate the problem to other nations, like Ethiopia, India or Somalia. The sad truth is that one is five American kids is at risk due to poor nutrition.” -- Kristen Davis

"People often think of hunger in the US as primarily an urban problem, but you only have to look around in the North Country to know that's not true. These counties are among the poorest in New York State. Our food pantries and free will dinners are seeing more people all the time. The question to ask is how we solve this problem and reach a point where there are fewer people in line at those programs. At GardenShare, we believe we can solve the problem of hunger, but only if a wide cross-section of the community is involved, and only if we tackle the problem from a variety of angles, including building a strong and vibrant local food system." - GardenShare Executive Director, Gloria McAdam.

 More quotes about hunger can be found by clicking here.

Did you know? According to the FAO, hunger kills more people each year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined!

 More Hunger Facts can be found by clicking here.