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Hunger Action Month

Hunger is so many things in Hawaii. Hunger is shame. Hunger is pride. Hunger is quiet dignity masked behind a brave smile. Hunger is making sure no one else around you knows that you’re hungry. Learn more about the face of hunger in Hawaii and how it continues to evolve. >

Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month.

Hunger Action Month is Feeding America’s annual campaign to raise awareness and mobilize our communities to take action on the issue of hunger.

It reminds us that, together, we can heal hunger – one helping at a time.

This year, the need to help is growing urgently. Since COVID-19 arrived in Hawaii, hunger has increased by more than 60 percent. Now, nearly a quarter of a million Hawaii residents – including a rising number of high-risk kūpuna and more than 90,000 keiki – are struggling with hunger.

Asking for help isn't easy.But helping can be.

One helpful hand, one helpful heart, one helping of food at a time – every action adds up to make a major difference during these challenging times.

Hunger Action Month

Every action counts, and you can help us take action this Hunger Action Month. It’s a time when people all over Hawaii and America stand together in solidarity against hunger. Whether you share, volunteer, advocate, fundraise or donate – your actions can help bring a hopeful smile to the face of hunger in Hawaii. Here are just a few ideas for taking action this month:


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Tell your family and friends what you're doing to help heal hunger this month. Don't forget to tag @HawaiiFoodbank and use #HungerActionMonth!

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Because of our affiliation with Feeding America, we’re able to stretch your dollars further. A donation of just $10 goes a long way — helping provide food for 25 meals.

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Want to do more? Check out Feeding America’s full list of ways to get involved during Hunger Action Month.

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