Join the Fight to End Hunger During Hunger Action Month This September
Take Part in Your School’s “Students Change Hunger” Initiative
September 14, 2022, Neptune, NJ – Fulfill urges the public to participate in “Hunger Action Month” this September by organizing a food and fund drive, volunteering at our food bank, getting your school signed up for the “Students Change Hunger” friendly competition, and more!
“No one should have to make an impossible choice between food and other necessities like medicine, utilities, or childcare. But anyone willing to use their voice, dedication, commitment, and actions can be a ‘Hunger Hero’,” said Fulfill CEO and President Triada Stampas. “There are lots of opportunities to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors at the Jersey Shore during Hunger Action Month and beyond.” September marks the 15th year Fulfill has been part of Feeding America’s annual call to action known as “Hunger Action Month”. It is a time when people in the United States stand together to fight hunger by spreading the word about food insecurity and taking action.
During the month of September, Fulfill asks people in Monmouth and Ocean Counties to get involved by learning about hunger, committing to take action, speaking up about ways to ending hunger, especially on Hunger Action Day, September 23, 2022.
Some suggestions include:
Our most needed items are low-sodium canned vegetables (green beans, mixed veggies, yams), low-sugar cereal (bran flakes, toasted oats, shredded wheat, corn flakes), oatmeal, pancake mix, lite pancake syrup, bottled water, pasta, tomato sauce, rice, shelf-stable milk, peanut butter, jelly, canned fruit in 100% juice or lite syrup, and boxed macaroni and cheese. The perishables we need are turkeys – fresh or frozen, whole chickens or chicken breasts – fresh or frozen, frozen ground beef, or frozen pork chops. We also could always use the donation of manual can openers.
About Fulfill Food Bank
Fulfill has been providing food for families at the Jersey Shore for more than thirty years. We supply about 1 MILLION meals per month by distributing food to nearly 300 feeding agencies in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, including soup kitchens, food pantries, and shelters, and by delivering food to families, children, seniors, veterans, and more.
Fulfill also offers a suite of programs to connect people to the resources they need to become self-sufficient. Our team assists with applications for SNAP, affordable health care, and Medicaid. They also help with affordable housing applications, budgeting and money management, utility expenses, and senior services. To learn more about our programs or how to get involved, visit www.fulfillnj.org.
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