Special Events

Hunger Action Month

Thanks to your partnership last year, Channel One Regional Food Bank was able to
distribute nearly 10 million pounds of food to over 100,000 people and 3,700 Olmsted County families visited the Channel One Supplemental Food Shelf every single month. 

Join our September Hunger Action Month campaign to take action on the issue of hunger and to raise funds to provide enough food for 400,000 meals . For each dollar donated to Channel One, we can provide enough food for 5 meals. Your support of this campaign will continue to change the lives of those in need in our community.


WHAT: Hunger Action Month (September) is a nationwide campaign to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger. Channel One Regional Food Bank is particpating in the this campaign organized by Feeding America®, to bring greater attention to the issue of hunger in America and promote ways for individuals everywhere to get involved with the movement to solve it. Hunger Action Day™, which is September 4th, is a day where nationwide efforts are focused for greater impact.
WHO: Feeding America is a nationwide network of food banks and the largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Inspired by passionate food bank leaders, what began in 2002 as Hunger Action Day grew into a nationwide awareness campaign for the entire month of September in 2008. This year will be the 7th annual Hunger Action Month organized by the Feeding America and each year Channel One Regional Food Bank has increased participation.
WHY: Hunger exists in every county in the country, affecting 49 million Americans including 16 million children. In Olmsted County, 12,670 Minnesotans are struggling with hunger. Hunger is a solvable issue and Channel One is fighting to end it.
HOW: You can help by mobilizing your community through any of the actions below. As individuals, charities, businesses and government, we all have a role to play in getting food to our neighbors in need.

Take Action in Your Community:
VOLUNTEER at Channel One Regional Food Bank during the 24 Hour Fight Hungerthon.
ORGANIZE a Food and Fund Drive and help Channel One reach our goal of raising funds to provide enough food for 400,000 meals during the month of September.
TURN ORANGE FOR HUNGER RELIEF™ by wearing orange on Hunger Action Day, Sept. 4th. Share a picture of your orange style socially on Facebook at ChannelOneFoodBankandFoodShelf and at Twitter @Channel1FoodMN and use the hashtag #HungerAction.
Take Action in Your Home:
POST the 30 Ways in 30 Days Calendar on your refrigerator or bookmark the webpage.
TAKE THE SNAP CHALLENGE and live on a food budget $3.86 a day for a week.
Take Action Online:
LIKE & FOLLOW Channel One Regional Food Bank on social media.
VISIT the Hunger Action Month FaceBook app to turn your profile picture orange for hunger relief, donate your status and share local hunger statics, pledge support, and invite your member of congress to visit the food bank.

For questions about Hunger Action Month or any of the events during Septmber please contact Karen Doering, Community Engagement Coordinator. karendoering@channel-one.org or 507-424-1705

Visit our Empty Bowls 2014 page to learn more.