KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Tennessee ranks as one of the states above the national average when it comes to people living in hunger, according to Feeding America. Second Harvest Food Bank is hosting many events in September, Hunger Action Month.
There are many things supporters can do to help raise money for the food bank: donate, volunteer, or participate in a community event. A $1 donation can equal three meals.
Rooted Right T-shirts is giving a portion of its proceeds to help someone have a meal.
Tomato Head will be offering orange cookies and give 25 percent of the proceeds to the food bank. Orange is the color for hunger awareness.
Area schools will be competing against each other by donating non-perishable items during the food bank’s “Food Fight.” Students will also be able to donate online. The competition ends the first week of November.
The food bank’s Empty Plate campaign allows supporters to share on social media what they plan to do to help end hunger. Supporters are asked to use the hashtags “#GoBigOrangeForHunger” and “HungerActionMonth.” They can also tag the food bank (@SecondHarvestET) to see their photo on the organization’s account.