Hunger Action Month

Posted on Sep 8, 2020 in NEWS AND REPORTS | Comments Off on Hunger Action Month

Hunger Action Month

As a supporter of the Urban Mission, we invite you to join us as we participate in Hunger Action Month.  Each September, the Urban Mission joins this national campaign meant to bring greater attention to hunger in our community AND promote ways for people everywhere to get involved. This year, Hunger Action Month occurs at a time when the Urban Mission is experiencing record numbers of families in need of food assistance.   Here’s a sneak peak of what you’ll see on the Urban Mission social media pages, beginning on Monday, September 7th:

Week One – The new face of hunger in our community due to COVID-19

Like many food pantries throughout Ohio, the Urban Mission has seen a tremendous uptick in the number of families in need of food assistance this year.  Since January, the Urban Mission has had more than 900 new families sign up for assistance, provided over 425,000 meals, and cared for more than 2,500 families.  There is a new face of hunger in the Ohio Valley and during this week, we’ll share personal stories of those impacted by COVID-19.

Week Two – Using food to build “Ubuntu”

The 2020 theme for the Urban Mission is “Ubuntu” – I am because you are.  Throughout this year, we have seen this theme lived out time and time again, especially through our food warehouse.  During Week Two, we’ll feature stories of how our community has come together to make sure that no one goes hungry in the Ohio Valley.

Week Three – Food is Health

When people have access to fresh, healthy food, the framework for a healthy lifestyle is laid. By providing fresh, healthy food at no cost to our pantry families, we believe we are contributing to the overall wellbeing of each person who visits our pantry in a small, but important way.  During this week, we’ll highlight some new initiatives regarding food and health at the Urban Mission.

Week Four – Food as a tool for good

The power of food doesn’t have to end at the dinner table.  As we have learned at the Urban Mission, food can be used as a “tool for good.”  Food can bring people together, it can break down barriers, it can empower others and even be used as a tool to train and even, employ others.  This week, we’ll cast visit for what we see as the future of the Urban Mission – wrapped tightly around the concept that food can be used as a tool for good.

We invite you to join us this month by raising awareness for our hunger relief efforts, donating towards our food assistance ministries, and volunteering your time to experience, first hand, how food can bring people together.

We are also planning a special ZOOM event on Friday, October 2nd at 12noon, as we close out Hunger Action Month. We invite you to join in!

To register in advance for this meeting, please click this link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIldeisqT0tHdH43McAhZQGtigNZdZZVybb

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.