Food bank asking awareness with orange

Published on Wednesday, 3 September 2014 00:16 - Written by Staff Reports

In recognition of national Hunger Action Month, the East Texas Food Bank is asking everyone to wear orange on Thursday to raise awareness about the more than 456,000 East Texans who battle hunger.

East Texas Food Bank CEO Dennis Cullinane said one in four children and one in five adults in East Texas are food insecure, meaning they don’t know where their next meal is coming from, according to a news release.

“It’s important to show that hunger exists right here at home and get everyone involved in finding a local solution,” he said.

In addition to wearing orange, participants are asked to “donate” their social media profiles to the cause by making them orange to raise hunger awareness.

“There is more than enough food to feed every man, woman and child in this country, yet one in six Americans are facing hunger,” Feeding America CEO Bob Aiken said. “By raising awareness and working together, we can solve hunger.”

Visit EastTexasFoodBank.org/HungerAction to learn more about Hunger Action Month and planned events.