Friday, August 23, 2013
Hunger Action Month is almost upon us
$4.50 a day. Some people spend that on a cup of coffee every morning. But, for millions of Americans, the $4.50 they receive through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) could be the difference between a hot meal or going to bed with an empty stomach.
This September, for Hunger Action Month, Feeding America is highlighting the stories of real Americans who've faced hunger and relied on important programs, like SNAP, to feed their families. And we've got a powerful virtual town hall planned on Tuesday, September 17 at noon (EST)that you won't want to miss.
Feeding America Chief Executive Officer Bob Aiken and Barbie Izquierdo — a single mother whose powerful story about facing hunger is featured in the documentary "A Place at the Table" — will participate in a virtual town hall and we want you to be a part of it.
Sign up now to join us at noon (EST) on September 17 for our Hunger Action Month virtual town hall.
This will be a moving conversation. Barbie, has experienced first-hand the struggle of putting food on the table for her family. Now she's active in efforts to protect SNAP and other programs that provide a lifeline for hungry families.
Feeding America CEO Bob Aiken will also be in the middle of taking the SNAP challenge — a week long challenge where participants live on $4.50 a day — and will share his experience and thoughts on what we need to do to end hunger in America.