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Hunger Action Month 2022
For many, a daily meal is a simple choice of what to eat. But for people facing hunger, a daily meal poses a very different type of choice. It’s often an impossible choice between food and other crucial needs, such as childcare, electricity or medicine.
That’s why Food Bank of Alaska joins Feeding America® food banks nationwide each September to take part in Hunger Action Month and inspire people to take action and bring attention to the reality of food insecurity in America. We know hunger exists in every community. We also know rural communities and communities of color are disproportionately impacted by economic instability – like the soaring inflation rate that is the highest it’s been in 40 years. Neighbors who have already been working to overcome the hardships wrought by the effects of the pandemic, are now faced with a 10% increase to buy groceries for their family. When difficult times hit, food can be the first thing people forego to make ends meet.
Food banks have reported seeing a 45% increase in the number of people served in April compared to March, according to our May 2022 data.
September marks the fourteenth year the Feeding America network has organized this annual call to action. To learn more about ways you can get involved for Hunger Action Month in Alaska, please download a copy of our Calls to Action Calendar below. You can also join the conversation by posting photos or stories to social media with #HungerActionMonth, @FoodBankofAlaska, and @FeedingAmerica.