Thursday, September 1, 2011
September is Hunger Action Month
Did you know that according to the National Center for Children in Poverty, “Nearly 15 million children live in poverty in the U.S. That number is up almost 20 percent from 2000, primarily because of higher unemployment and foreclosures.”
As part of Hunger Action Month, The Community FoodBank of New Jersey has created a calendar filled with events and opportunities. Help them by advocating, donating, volunteering or organizing to come to the assistance to those who are in need. Check out how you can help!
This month, The Community FoodBank of New Jersey is also partnering with Jersey Bites, the food blog started by Deborah Smith in a daily deals program,3SquareDeals.com, that will give a percentage of every purchase to the Community Foodbank of New Jersey and to other local hunger relief programs throughout the state. Every month this program will offer deals that focus on food related products and services in your community.
They are still getting ready to launch 3SquareDeals.com, but in the meantime, you can register your email so you will be notified when it goes live. Every email will also be entered to win an overnight stay and dinner for two at Harrah’s Resort.