This September, orange is really the new black. That’s because orange is the color of Hunger Action Month – a month dedicated to fighting against the epidemic of hunger in our communities.
All September long, Repair the World’s Inspire Service campaign has focused on food justice in honor of Hunger Action Month and observance of the Jewish high holidays, which are, at their core, dedicated to making ourselves, and our world, better.
Our community partners and movement leaders have done an amazing job setting up volunteer events, dinners, and other opportunities for people to make a difference during Hunger Action Month. And around the country, thousands of other people have also pitched in in ways big and small. Here are some of the “best of” moments from the month so far:
Spoontember: Movember, meet Spoontember – Feeding America’s campaign to raise awareness about hunger. All you need to participate is a spoon, a smart phone and a desire to selfie. Check out the folks who have “spooned” already this month.
Turn the Tables: Food Justice Pittsburgh Repair the World’s Pittsburgh Fellows hosted a thought-provoking and tasty Shabbat dinner focused on the topic of food justice. Check out the pics from the event.
Community Kitchen: Philly In Philadelphia, our Fellows hosted an amazing day of service, volunteering at The Open Kitchen Sculpture Garden. They cleaned, built a fire pit for the kitchen, and helped spruce up the place. So cool! Check out the pics.
100 Million Meals Challenge Life coach Tony Robbins donated an amazing 50 million meals to Feeding America, and is inviting anyone around the country to help match his gift to provide a total of 100 million meals. Whether you can donate $1 or $100 (or more!), every bit makes a difference.
It’s not too late to join Repair the World’s Inspire Service campaign during Hunger Action Month. Check out this map to find an event near you.