September is Hunger Action Month. Beginning today, September 3rd, the Oregon Food Bank will be in Pioneer Courthouse Square for their first annual volunteer repack event. The event will act as a demonstration in inspiring the local community to rally behind spreading awareness of the growing need of hunger relief and emergency food. The event will take place from noon to 1:00 p..m.
An estimated 270,000 people in Oregon and Clark County, WA eat meals that come from an emergency food box. "Hunger Action Month is a growing movement in our nation," said Susannah Morgan, Oregon Food Bank's CEO. "It's a powerful way to showcase the critical work that food banks across the country are doing to help our neighbors in need. And it's a good reminder that ordinary people can make an extraordinary difference by becoming involved with their communities to raise awareness and take action." This breaks down to about 1 in every 5 households that utilize the food bank resources.
The Oregon Food bank is also teaming up with the Willamette Light Brigade to "Shine a Light on Hunger". The Morrison Bridge will be illuminated with orange lights, (the official color of Hunger Action Month), from September 3, 2013 to September 9, 2013.
For more information on volunteering or donating to the Oregon Food Bank visit their website at, http://www.oregonfoodbank.org .