September is Hunger Action Month, when food banks across the country unite to raise awareness of the issue of hunger.
It is our time to inspire the community to expand their understanding of hunger here at home and to take an action that makes an impact in the fight against hunger. We can all relate to that feeling of an empty stomach, and for 1 million Tennesseans, that feeling is constant.
Thank you for coming together this September to bring hope to those who are struggling. Here’s a look back at some of the amazing ways the community participated in Hunger Action Month!
Go Orange: Orange is the symbolic color of hunger relief and we encouraged individuals, charities, businesses and government to Go Orange together to raise awareness. We partnered with landmarks and buildings across town to light up the night orange and were thrilled to see supporters add orange to their wardrobe! Check out Go Orange photos here.
Post a Plate: Supporters posted, shared, liked and tweeted their paper plate photos online to show their support for their neighbors in need! We asked “What can’t you do on an empty stomach?” And were overwhelmed with the responses we received! See posts here.
No Empty Plates Art Installation: We partnered with local artists around town to create a plate themed art installation on display at Biscuit Love restaurant. We hope you had the chance to see the work! The pieces will be available for purchase during our Harvest Moon Ball silent auction.
Titans Food Drive: This past Sunday as the Tennessee Titans took on the Oakland Raiders, we encourage fans to bring non-perishable food donations to Nissan Stadium. We collected more than 4,700 lbs and nearly $2,500!
Just Eat It Documentary Film Screening: If you were able to join us last Friday, September 30 for a screening of 50-minute documentary film about food waste, we hope you enjoyed the film and learned some insights about food waste!