Take Action During Hunger Action Month

Hunger Action Month is a time when people all over America stand against hunger.

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Hunger Action Month is a time when people all over America stand against hunger.

Take Action This Hunger Action Month

What is Hunger Action Month?

September is Hunger Action Month, but for nearly 240,000 individuals living in Northeast Florida, hunger is a reality they face throughout the year. Due to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic, families on the First Coast are struggling to make ends meet — many are seeking food assistance for the first time.

What does hunger look like in NE Florida?

  • Every community in America has families that experience hunger. This Hunger Action Month, learn more about hunger on the First Coast.
  • Each year, millions of people in America face hunger. The coronavirus pandemic has caused even more families to struggle. We estimate that nearly 240,000 people may be food insecure in 2021, including 76,000 children.
  • The pandemic has caused more families to seek help from food banks in the Feeding America network. We estimate that 4 in 10 people visiting our food bank now need assistance because of COVID-19.
  • Experiencing hunger during childhood can have a life-long impact on your mental and physical health and educational achievement. 1 in 5 children on the First Coast experience hunger.
  • Many of the families that Feeding Northeast Florida serve work part-time or full-time jobs. However, low wages, underemployment, and necessary expenses like rent prevent families from meeting their basic needs.
  • Federal nutrition programs, like SNAP and WIC, feed millions every year. Yet, many who face hunger are unlikely to qualify for these programs because they are employed or have incomes slightly above the poverty line.

Hungry to Help?

Help Feeding Northeast Florida feed more families. $1 provides 6 meals for our neighbors in need.