Northshore Food Bank Asks Businesses to #goorangewithus for Hunger Action Month in September

 
COVINGTON - September is Hunger Action Month and Northshore Food Bank is inviting community businesses to “Go Orange” and help bring awareness to hunger in St Tammany Parish.
 
We have all felt the impact of rising costs in food, gas, shelter and clothing. Some are feeling the strain more than others. In the last two months alone, Northshore Food Bank has seen a 10% increase in participant registrations. Consequently, the food bank also recognized a 40% decrease in food donations as donors are feeling the effects, too.
After slow summer months, the support of our community during Hunger Action Month is crucial to both creating awareness and increasing needed donations.
“We want to paint the town orange for Hunger Action Month,” says Ginger Kunkle, Northshore Food Bank’s Community Engagement Manager. “By getting creative with promotions and going orange, local businesses will not only help spread awareness of hunger in the community but also increase food and fund donations needed to meet this rising need.”
“Additionally, this is an opportunity for us to highlight businesses that support us and help bring them new customers, as inflation is affecting them as well.”
Donating, organizing an event, or just spreading awareness will make an impact in the community.
What can businesses do to “Go Orange with Us”? Here are just a few ideas:

  • Host a giveback day utilizing either something orange (example: purchase of an orange snoball resulting in a donation for the food bank) or something that makes your connection to the food bank and Hunger Action month.
  • Hosting events in September? Encourage food donations at the event.
  • Host a food or fund drive.
  • Share our social media posts and #goorangewithus.
  • Have you ever been impacted by food insecurity? Share your story and tag us @northshorefoodbank.
If your business plans to participate, contact Ginger Kunkle at gkunkle@northshorefoodbank.org.
 
For more information, please visit: www.northshorefoodbank.org
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