Fulfill Encourages Participation in Hunger Action Month this September
Take Action as a “Hunger Hero” in Fulfill’s Mission to #Feed365
Neptune, New Jersey, September 7, 2021 – Fulfill is asking the public to participate in Hunger Action Month in September to help spread awareness and feed our struggling neighbors in need at the Jersey Shore.
“September is a month where we can stand together to fight hunger in our community. It’s a month to spread the message about the impact of hunger, take action, and dedicate resources to provide nutritious food to people, families, seniors, and veterans struggling with hunger in Monmouth and Ocean Counties,” said Lauren Holman, Fulfill’s Board Chair.
To help rally support, Fulfill is encouraging people to be a “Hunger Hero” in our mission to #Feed365. A special calendar for September was created by Fulfill with suggestions on what everyone can do to become involved. Suggestions include starting a food collection, signing up for a volunteer shift at Fulfill, sharing our posts on social media, and linking Fulfill to an Amazon Smile account. On Hunger Action Day, Friday, September 17, 2021, people are asked to wear orange, the color of hunger.
Parents and teachers are also encouraged to sign their schools up for the Students Change Hunger (SCH) at fulfillnj.org/students-change-hunger. SCH is a friendly competition where schools and youth community groups host food and/or fund drives to help feed our hungry neighbors. It begins September 13, 2021, and it runs through January 14, 2022.
About Fulfill FoodBank
Pre-pandemic, Fulfill was feeding 136,000 people, including 50,000 children. Today, Fulfill is feeding 215,000 people, including 70,000 children. Fulfill served 3.8 million more meals since the coronavirus crisis affected the Jersey Shore, and the demand for food increased 40 percent.
Fulfill has been providing food for families at the Jersey Shore for more than thirty years. Fulfill made sure our neighbors had nourishment during economic storms, Superstorm Sandy, and now the pandemic. Fulfill feeds children, seniors, veterans, and the working poor. Fulfill supplies food to nearly three hundred feeding agencies including pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens. Fulfill also provides hot meals for children after school and sends food home for those same children over the weekend.
Fulfill has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for more than twelve consecutive years. This distinction means Fulfill, a 501 (c)3 charitable organization, outperformed most charities in America in areas of efficiency, fiscal integrity, and effectiveness. In fact, 95 cents of every dollar donated to Fulfill goes directly to feeding the hungry in our community. Follow Fulfill on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, and share our posts to help raise awareness about hunger. To donate or volunteer, go to fulfillnj.org.