September 30th marked the end of Hunger Action Month, yet there is plenty of work to be done to fight the complex problem of hunger. We have made some strides this month to fight hunger in our region. Please see below for a few highlights:
We launched a checkout program at Adams Hometown Markets to benefit The Great American Milk Drive. The program will collect donations to be used to secure milk for families supported by the Connecticut Food Bank.
Celebrating the Launch of The Great American Milk Drive at Adams Hometown Markets In picture: Theresa Dobson, Connecticut Food Bank, Tony Groszew, Adams Hometown Markets, Jill Monti, New England Dairy Promotion Board
We worked with Edible Publications to highlight The Great American Milk Drive among their readers and even got a mention in the Letter from the Editor of Edible Boston.
Our ad in Edible Boston. Please also look for the ad in the fall issues of Edible Cape Cod, Edible South Shore, Edible Pioneer Valley, Edible Berkshires, Edible Rhody, and Edible Green Mountains Vermont.
Hunger Action Month ended on September 30th with Foodshare’s Convoy of Caring. This early morning event brought together many of Foodshare’s partners to raise awareness for the issue of hunger and encourage donations for local families.
Foodshare’s Convoy of Caring event brought together many food industry partners to acknowledge their support in the early morning hours.
Heidi Harkopf, a New England Dairy and Food Council Registered Dietitian (far left) prepares for an interview at Foodshare’s Convoy of Caring event to encourage milk donations through The Great American Milk Drive.
Last but not least, if you are a WBZ listener, you may hear about The Great American Milk Drive from a familiar voice: Dan Rea’s. He will be encouraging listeners to donate milk to their local food banks.
It has been a busy Hunger Action Month, but we know that the work of fighting hunger continues even when the orange shirts are put away and the Hunger Action Month activities subside. Do your part to keep fighting hunger in your community. Whether you decide to volunteer at your local food bank or donate milk through The Great American Milk Drive, your efforts can really make a difference. What will you do this month to fight hunger in your community?