SFPC Hunger Action Advocate!
September is Hunger Action Month
Did you know that food insecurity is more of an issue today than at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic? Nationally, the cost of food has increased 10.4% from a year ago. Inflation in housing, gas, and food, in addition to supply chain issues and the end of stimulus checks and monthly child tax credits, has made putting food on the table a challenge for many families. In Southeastern MA, food insecurity rates show 1 in 14 people are food insecure and there has been a 30% increase in people registering for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).
The need for food is increasing, while the number of donations has decreased – You can help!
Act NOW! Be a SFPC Hunger Action Advocate! Take action in a way that works for you, but do something to make a difference in the lives of people struggling to eat daily in Southeastern Massachusetts.
- Support the work of the SFPC as we strive to build an inclusive regional food system.
- A local food box through Coastal Foodshed to be distributed to veterans in need.
- Food to your local food pantry* List does not reflect all pantries on the Southcoast.
- Take action when legislative alerts come out. Click here to join the Southcoast Food Policy Council to stay updated on Calls for Action.
- Volunteer your time at a local food pantry.
- Watch the Virtual Food Summit 2022 held on September 21, from 6:30 pm – 8 pm. The theme is “The Intersection of Food and Basic Needs: Housing, Healthcare, and Transportation.”
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- Check out the 2021 Food System Assessment