Hunger Action Month is a wrap, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results! All September-long, we posted updates about various ways you can get involved in the fight against hunger.
For one, our community manager, Catherine Carlton, lived through Feeding America’s “30 Ways in 30 Days,” in which she made creative efforts to raise awareness about hunger, daily. If you haven’t read her post about living on a food stamp budget, you should definitely do so! It is eye-opening, to say the least.
We also teamed up with The Texas Food Bank Network and Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative to produce the first-ever Hunger Gap Report that shows the need in each county across Texas. There are some chilling stats in there, if you haven’t looked at them already.
For every re-tweet or comment on our social media pages, we told you we’d donate a meal to the Texas Food Bank Network. Well, thanks to our wonderful Facebook and Twitter followers, we are donating nearly 3,500 meals!
We even enlisted the help of a couple Texas high schools – Galveston Ball and Texas City – in our fight against hunger. During our annual “Clash of the Cans” competition, the two schools competed to see who collected the most cans. Look for an update on our blog this Friday!
To top it all off, this past month we even reached our 1 million-meal milestone! But, the fight against hunger is far from over. You can learn more about our Food First™ programs and ways to get involved in your community by visiting http://www.FirstChoicePower.com/FoodFirst.
Thanks again for all the support!