Every year in September, members of Feeding America come together for Hunger Action Month to raise awareness not only of the issue of food insecurity but of the incredible impact our community can have when we take action together. Throughout the month, we’re asking our community partners to raise their voices with us on behalf of the 106,000 people who turn to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada each month for food assistance.
There are so many small, but impactful, ways that folks can get involved and make a huge difference in the fight against hunger in our community. Which ones will you choose?
Wednesday, September 1 | 5-8:30pm
925 Riverside Drive | Reno, NV
Dinner. Treats. Prizes. Fighting Hunger. What more could you want out of your Wednesday evening?
Let someone else do the cooking while you learn more about how you can take action with us in the fight against hunger this September. It’s a win-win. And you may even actually win – a prize, that is. Take part in our Hunger Action Hunt, and you may just find yourself the winner of a great prize.
Orange is the color of hunger awareness, and that means it’s our favorite color througout the month of September. Going orange with us on Hunger Action Day and througout the month is a great way to take action this month.
Looking for the perfect backdrop for your Go Orange-inspired social posts? Check out one of our favorite sculptures turning orange in the spirit of Hunger Action Month! The BELIEVE sign at City Plaza and LOVE at Renown Regional Medical Center will both be orange all month long, and the Reno Aces are turning the HOME sculpture at Greater Nevada Field orange during part of the month as well, including when the Aces take on the Salt Lake Bees on Hunger Action Day. Circus Circus will also go orange the week of 9/20-9/26.
Orange is the color of Hunger Action. Help us spread awareness on Hunger Action Day by wearing orange and challenging your friends and family to do the same. Snap a selfie and tag us on social media so we can be sure to compliment just how great orange looks on you!
We’re so excited to have been selected by Two Chicks as their non-profit partner for the Champagne Campaign during the month of September! All month long, a portion of sales from all champagne beverages will be donated to the Food Bank.
Hunger Action Week with Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard
Monday-Friday, September 13-17
1650 Robb Drive, Ste B4 | Reno, NV
GIVE BACK NIGHT: Tuesday, September 14 |5-9pm
Each night will feature a different orange-inspired italian ice flavor, and a portion of the sales of each featured flavor will directly benefit the Food Bank. Join us at Rita’s on Tuesday, September 14 for Give Back Night, when 20% of all sales will be donated AND you’ll have the chance to spin the prize wheel just for stopping by to say hello.
We love our volunteers, and we think you’ll love being one, too! If you’ve got a few hours to share, consider joining us for a session. We’ve made some changes to our sessions for the safety of all of our volunteers, but we’re pretty sure you’ll still have some fun along the way. Check out the Volunteer page here on our website to find open volunteer opportunities.
Saturday, September 11 | 8-10am
Urban Roots Teaching Farm
1700 E 2nd Street | Reno, NV
Our partnership with Urban Roots is one that we love and one that we can’t wait to share with you! During this special volunteer opportunity, you’ll have the chance to get your hands dirty and play in the soil at the Urban Roots Teaching Farm. How does that fight hunger in northern Nevada? We’re so glad you asked! The food harvested at the farm is provided to Food Bank clients when they visit the Prescription Pantry located at Renown, along with other persishable and shelf-stable foods prescribed to ensure that guests are getting not only enough food but the best choices for their medical needs. Spots are limited for this volunteer opportunity. Visit the Urban Roots website to register.
The doors to our brand new virtual grocery store are now open, and we’d love to have you be one of our first customers! Check out our Virtual Food Drive Grand Opening to get involved with this interactive way to shop for families served by the Food Bank. Register to host your own virtual food drive and get all your pals involved in helping you reach your goal, or simply shop online to support a current food drive.
Are you one of our neighbors in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center? This food drive is a great way to get your company involved in taking hunger action this September.
Want to participate? Get more information and submit the TRI-Center Food Drive Registration Form, and we’ll get you all set up with barrels and your personalized fundraising page.
It’s the 11th Annual Run On Tuna, organized by De De Rosene and Michelle Sturge. The drive is September 1-30, and their goal this year is to raise and donate over 10,000 cans of tuna.
How to Participate:
To streamline the process, Run on Tuna is asking for financial donations that will be used to purchase cans of tuna. However, actual cans of tuna are happily accepted as well.
Contact: De De Rosene: email@example.com or (775) 225-0814
Note: All funds will be used to buy cans of tuna
We’re excited to be the non-profit square for the monthly Reno Small Business Bingo card for September. Download your BINGO! card to get started marking off squares throughout the month. Make a donation to the Hunger Action Month Virtual Food Drive to claim your Food Bank square. Such a fun way to support local businesses and possibly win a great prize along the way!
Advocacy is an important part of the work that is being done every day at the Food Bank. The Food Bank advocates for our elected officials to come together to lift up struggling families in need of food assistance, and Hunger Action Month is a great time for you to join us in raising our voices to our elected officials. Advocating for hunger causes can be as simple as letting your elected officials know that you support the programs that help support families who are facing hunger.
Even taking the time to share with your circle of friends and family why the fight against hunger is something you’re passionate about can play an important role in advocacy. When we raise our voices together, we can make a real impact in the lives of our neighbors facing hunger.
We are excited to have this opportunity to celebrate the thoughtful ways in which our neighbors rally around one another and together say #iFightHunger. Whether you’re interested in advocating and raising awareness, making a monetary donation, volunteering your time, or participating in events, everyone can find the way that’s right for them to make a difference during Hunger Action Month.
We’d love to have you share your #HungerActionMonth fun with us. Tag us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so we can follow along with all the great stuff you’re up to this month. Don’t forget your hashtags! #HungerActionMonth #iFightHunger
Let’s make it a great month!