Second Harvest Turning Orange for Hunger Action Day

September 11, 2017 09:33 AM

Thursday, September 14 is Hunger Action Day and Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank is hoping to see a lot of orange in the Northland. Executive Director of Second Harvest, Shaye Moris, stopped by to explain how people can participate. 

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Hunger Action Day is part of the nationwide initiative 'Hunger Action Month.' It's designed to get folks around the country to take action on the issue of hunger and join the movement to end it. 

Orange is the official color of Hunger Action Day. Moris says people can post photos of their support this Thursday on social media using #HungerActionMonth. Enger Tower will light up the color orange in support, as well. 

The public can also help this month by donating to Second Harvest. Moris explains that they're always looking for donations of food, but are also in need of monetary donations. She says the non-profit pays for transportation, storage and handling on donated foods. The food bank stretches each dollar donated to around $7 of groceries that go to those in need in our region. The food collected by Second Harvest reaches an estimated 44,000 people per year. 

Along with Hunger Action Month, the food bank is working on a healthy food shelf initiative. They've partnered with Essentia Health and Super One Foods to bring more healthy choices to people visiting their food bank.

"It's nudging healthy choices," Moris says.

Click here to learn more about Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank. 


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