Join the Fight to End Hunger: 30 Ways in 30 Days

By: By Net Impact staff | August 2, 2017

Check out the infographic below to learn how you can fight hunger right where you are.

 

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Net Impact and Samsung have joined forces to support Feeding America in the month of August to raise money for the fight against hunger. However, there is so much more you can do to help besides donating money. Read on for 30 ways to challenge yourself to fight hunger in your everday life:

EDUCATE

  • "Know your zones" to ensure you store your food properly for longer life
  • Get social! Snap, tweet, and post hunger facts to educate your social network #SmallChangeBigEffect #30Ways30Days
  • Learn more about the impact Federal food assistance programs have on Americans struggling with hunger 
  • Learn how your community is impacted by food insecurity using Feeding America's "Map the Meal Gap" interactive map
  • Read a book about hunger in America like "Nickeled and Dimed" by Barbara Ehrenreich or "Drawdown" by Paul Hawken
  • Host a viewing party with friends and family to watch a documentary about hunger in America

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ADVOCATE

  • Support the USDA and EPA on the US' "first-ever national food reduction goal"
  • Make a call to Congress on behalf of federal assistance programs like SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
  • Participate in programs and challenges that are answering how we might feed the growing population
  • Urge your community leaders and elected officials to implement EPA's "Too Good to Waste" program
  • Support fair wages for food workers and increased minimum wage
  • Submit an op-ed in your local paper about hunger in America and encourage others to get involved in the fight

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REDUCE

  • Plan your meals for the week before you go shopping and only buy what you need
  • Use an app like Supercook or Cookpad to make recipes from what you already have in your fridge or pantry
  • Pack a lunch with your leftovers (tip: label them with the date prepared so you know when to consume them by)
  • Start a compost
  • Conduct a food waste audit at your school or workplace or start a personal waste diary to track your daily footprint
  • Challenge yourself to go vegetarian or vegan, even if it is for one day or meal a week

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DONATE

  • Help provide hundreds of meals by donating as little as $10 or $25 to Feeding America
  • Before you throw away unused food, check with your local food bank or shelter to see if they could use it
  • Support social entrepreneurs creating innovative food solutions
  • Shop smart, and spend your money on products that were made with respect to people and planet
  • Ask friends and family to donate to your favorite hunger-fighting charity in lieu of gifts for your next birthday or celebrated holiday
  • Support local incubators and organizations, like the Detroit Grocery Incubator Project, who are tackling Food Deserts

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VOLUNTEER

  • Find your local food bank through Feeding America's locator
  • Make it a group outing! Encourage your chapter, club, or company to join you in your volunteering efforts 
  • "Set the Table:" Host a dinner party and ask your guests to bring a donation instead of a dish
  • Many food banks get a swell of volunteers around holidays like Thanksgiving, consider volunteering outside of peak times in the year
  • Help ensure support for programs like SFSP (Summer Food Service Program) persists for children who need school provided lunches during summer months and school breaks
  • Run a food drive on your campus, at your office, or in your community

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Comments

Really great post and list. I can't believe just $1 dollar helps Feeding America feed 11 people!! I am going to try to incorporate so many of these into my lifestyle over the next 30 days to do my part.

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