September is Hunger Action Month (HAM) and the Arkansas Foodbank has a calendar full of special events, learning opportunities, and donation suggestions to entice its supporters. The Foodbank is asking you to take simple actions: LIKE, VISIT, LEARN and DONATE. Visit our website www.arkansasfoodbank.org for the full calendar of events and details.
Below are just a few highlights:
Sept. 5: Go Orange for hunger and wear orange today. The Go Orange Event at Murray Park Pavilion 1 and Pavilion 2 at 6-9 p.m. will include food, games, face painting, music, and a leisurely stroll will begin at 8 pm to see the orange lights on the Big Dam Bridge and the Two Rivers Bridge at sunset.
ALSO, request a signature "orange" drink at restaurants in Little Rock and North Little Rock today. See the HAM calendar on the foodbank’s website for the participating restaurants and see the Pinterest page for the recipes and photos of the drinks.
On Sept. 10: lunch will be at the Foodbank located at 4301 W. 65th Street in Little Rock. Hot Dog Mike, The Southern Gourmasian, and Repicci’s Italian Ice will be serving yummy food at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot. There will be tables and chairs provided and tours of the warehouse are welcome.
Sept. 11: Golf for Food event at The Country Club of Arkansas in Maumelle. Four man scramble for a good cause. Tee time at 8am. See website for details.
Food Drives for Hunger Action Month
Sept. 19: Cans Film Festival - Learn about hunger in America at three film showings today. All film offerings are free to the public.
•Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock will show "Growing Hope Against Hunger" at 4-5 p.m., which is a film for young viewers produced by Sesame Workshop.
•Laman Library in North Little Rock will show "A Place at the Table" at 6-7:30 p.m.
•Market Street Cinema in Little Rock will show "Food Stamped" at 6-7 p.m. Bring canned goods as a donation.
Sept. 24: Tuna Tuesday with Tom Brannon of THV Channel 11. Drop off cans of tuna or other canned meats at Knight’s Grocery in Cabot between 5-9:30 .am. You just might get noticed on the morning show live!
Sept. 26: One Million Meals – Drop off a donation of food at any Arvest Bank location in Arkansas. This food drive will continue through October.
What is hunger action month?
• September is Hunger Action Month, when the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks unites to urge individuals to take action in their communities.
• The goal of Hunger Action Month is to mobilize the public to act on behalf of Feeding America and our food bank network. It is our opportunity to create a movement throughout September that has a real and lasting impact on our mission to help end hunger in America.
• This September, join Feeding America and Together, We Can Solve Hunger™. As individuals, charities, businesses and government, we all have a role to play in getting food to those in need.