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September is Hunger Action Month!

September is Hunger Action Month!

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Now is your chance to join Good Shepherd Food Bank, Feeding America, and food banks all across the nation in raising awareness about hunger in America. September is Hunger Action Month and we need you to help us spread the word.

More than 49 million Americans, including 16 million children, do not get the nutritious food they need to live a healthy life. Here in Maine, nearly 200,000 of our neighbors are facing hunger, including 1 in 4 Maine children.

During Hunger Action Month, you can help us raise awareness by using your social media pages as a force for good. Share this blog post to inform your friends and family about the problem of hunger, or visit our Hunger Action Month page to learn about more ways to spread the message.

You can also download this 30 Ways in 30 Days calendar for a new and inspiring way to fight hunger each day during the month of September.

There will be several fun events throughout Hunger Action Month. We’re kicking the month off at the Portland Sea Dogs game on September 1 with a food drive sponsored by Travelers. Purchase tickets to the game >

During the week of September 10-14, Bangor Savings Bank will be collecting donations at each of its 56 locations across the state. With every $1 donation, Good Shepherd Food Bank can provide 3 meals to a family in need! Find a Bangor Savings Bank near you >

There are many ways you can help during Hunger Action Month and whatever way you choose, thank you for helping us fight hunger in Maine!