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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 and take action with us on behalf of the 140,000 people who turn to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada each month for food assistance.

There are so many small, but impactful, ways that community members can get involved and make a huge difference in the fight against hunger in our community.  Which ones will YOU choose?

go orange

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 all month long is a great way to take action this month.

Looking for the perfect backdrop for your Go Orange-inspired social posts?  The diamonds at GSR and the Atlantis fountains will glow orange for Hunger Action Day, and Circus Circus will go orange the week of September 22-29.  Plus, the Reno Aces will turn the HOME sculpture at Greater Nevada Field orange every night on non-home game days.

hunger action day | 9/15/2023

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 fighting hunger looks on you!

burger Yumminess

A big THANK YOU to everyone who joined us at Feed the Camel for the 2nd Annual Battle Born Burger Showdown.  We had a wonderful time kicking off Hunger Action Month and digging into all of those yummy burgers with you.  And the best part is that more than 6,700 meals were raised through voting and other donations.

More than 1,800 votes were cast in this year’s competition!
Congratulations to our winning food trucks: 775 Eats – $1,000 Grand Prize People’s Choice Award and Nola  Sliders – $500 “I’d Stand in Line for a Really Long Time for This Burger” Award

Burger Showdown with Feed the Camel: September 6 ~ 5-8:30pm | McKinley Arts & Culture Center
We can’t think of a better way to kick off Hunger Action Month than with a food truck party-meets burger competition that makes a difference in our community with every tasty bite! That’s why we’re so excited to be partnering with Feed the Camel for the 2nd Annual Battle Born Burger Showdown!

Each of our participating food trucks think they’ve got the perfect Burger creation to score a win and claim the $1,000 grand prize. Will they get YOUR vote? We can’t wait to find out!

$1 = 1 VOTE = 3 MEALS
Purchase and sample Burger Showdown dishes (plus other menu offerings) from our participating food trucks, then cast your vote!

  • 775 Eats
  • Big Blue Q
  • Bite Me Truck
  • Daddy Tacos
  • Lety’s Tacos
  • Hungry Devils
  • NOLA Sliders
  • Rub Shack
  • Silver Rush Grille
  • Silver State Pie Co.

And just when you thought you couldn’t “burger” anymore…

Our friends at Mellow Fellow will be featuring a special Hunger Action Month burger on their menu.  $1 from the sale of every feature burger will be donated to the Food Bank.  Stop in through September 11-30 to give it a try, and help fight hunger in our community at the same time.

The Later-Hoser Burger: Bratwurst spiced Beef & Pork Smash burger topped with Gouda Cheese, Roasted Garlic-Kale Sauerkraut, German Fried Onions, Apple-Bacon Chutney, Whole Grain Mustard, Lettuce and Tomato served on a Toasted Vegan Pretzel Bun served with choice of side


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 (or more!).  Check out the Volunteer page here on our website to find open volunteer opportunities.


Hunger Action Month VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE

Help us raise 15,000 meals this Hunger Action Month by donating to the Hunger Action Month Virtual Food Drive.  You can also register your company or organization to help us in raising funds by hosting your own Virtual Food Drive.

13th Annual Run on Tuna

It’s the 13th 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.

  • Venmo De De Rosene @Diane-Rosene
  • Venmo Michelle Sturge @Michelle-Sturge
  • Donate through Facebook Run on Tuna page Fundraiser
  • Buy cans of tuna or make a financial donation and deliver to Chase International at 985 Damonte Ranch Pkwy Unit 110 Reno, Nevada 89521 during business hours
  • Create your own Run on Tuna at your business or organization. Collect cans or money to donate.

Contact: De De Rosene: despacede@aol.com or (775) 225-0814
Note: All funds will be used to buy cans of tuna


Take action this month by snagging your tickets to October’s Imagine Ending Hunger Experience, a fundraiser that celebrates the Food Bank’s 40th anniversary while looking ahead to and raising funds for some big projects we have on the horizon.  We’d love to see you there!  Tickets are on sale now, and we also have some great sponsorship opportunities available.


This year, the United States Congress is working to reauthorize the Farm Bill, which connects the food on our plates, the farmers and ranchers who produce that food, and our natural resources. Included in the Farm Bill is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps). SNAP is the most effective federal program to help individuals and families remain food secure. Maintaining the effectiveness of SNAP is the main priority we are asking Congress to consider this year.

Provisions being considered in the 2023 Farm Bill include:

  • Eliminate three-month time limits on SNAP eligibility for certain working-age adults who cannot document sufficient hours of work;
  • Allow all income eligible college students access to SNAP without restrictions;
  • End the prohibition on use of SNAP benefits to purchase hot prepared foods from food retailers;
  • Replacing the Thrifty Food Plan with the more appropriate Low-Cost Food Plan as the basis for SNAP allotments.

Your chance to support our work to maintain a healthy, reliable safety net only comes once every five years. Share your support by sending a letter to your elected lawmakers.
Your letter will be automatically delivered to your lawmakers in the United States Congress.

Please tell your lawmakers: Pass the strongest possible 2023 Farm Bill to help end hunger!  

Make a Difference.

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!