Hunger advocates in Texarkana and across the country will be wearing orange on September 3 in an effort to raise awareness of the estimated 50 million people in the US who face hunger. It's just one of the many awareness events taking place throughout the month of September in recognition of Feeding America's Hunger Action Month. This will be a month-long campaign to help end hunger in our country.Starting September 1, Harvest Regional Food Bank and other food banks in the Feeding America network will host events throughout the month to inspire people to take action to help the millions of people who are food insecure in the United States. These events are part of Harvest Texarkana’s "30 Ways in 30 Days Campaign," identifying simple ways the public can pitch in toward the effort to eliminate hunger in our region.

Harvest Food Bank will kick off national Hunger Action Month on Tuesday, September 1 with its annual luncheon at noon at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church. The luncheon will feature guest speaker Kathy Webb, Executive Director of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance.

Tickets for the luncheon are $10 and reservations may be made by calling 870-774-1398. Carry out lunches can also be ordered in advance.

According to Camille Wrinkle, Executive Director of Harvest Regional Food Bank, more than 50,000 people struggle with hunger in the Texarkana area.

“Hunger doesn’t have a season, but for the month of September, we want to raise as much awareness as possible about the issue, especially in our own community. One in six adults and one and four children deal with a lack of food.

Texas Roadhouse, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, Taste and See Candies, Anderson Orthodontics, First United Methodist Church, Fairfield Inn and Buffalo Wild Wings will all hold special promotions to benefit the food bank.

Several volunteer events are also scheduled for the month and Hunger Action Month t-shirts can be ordered from Harvest Regional Food Bank for $12.

Check out below how in 30 days in September you can help.


For more information go to Harvest Texarkana or their Facebook page.