September is Hunger Action Month! This national initiative is designed to inspire people to take action and raise awareness of the fact that 48 million Americans are food insecure. In fact, right here in Northeast Louisiana over 71,000 people are facing hunger. In September, we’ll be having a series of events to spread the word about the hunger crisis, and dedicate ourselves to a solution. We challenge you all to spread awareness and join the movement to fight hunger in America by participating in some of the events and actions below.
September 11th from 5-8 pm – Newk’s West Monroe Fundraiser
We’ve teamed up with Newk’s in West Monroe to fight hunger. Just eat dinner at the 811 Splane Dr, West Monroe location and they’ll donate 10% of pre-tax sales!
September 13th – Go Orange for Hunger Action Day
Everyone is encouraged to wear orange to raise awareness for those struggling with hunger, and share photos on our Facebook page and Twitter (@fbnela) using #HungerActionMonth.
Thursday, September 20th from 6-8 pm – Rock N Box
Join the Food Bank and Hidden Tracks for a rocking night of volunteering! Volunteers will sort and box food to help our hungry neighbors while jamming to live 90’s rock from Hidden Tracks.
This event always fills up quick, so click here to reserve your spot today!
*Minimum age 16. Volunteers should be able to lift 25 pounds. Wear closed toed shoes and comfy clothing.
Friday, September 21st from 11 am – 2 am The Dawg House in Ruston
The Dawg House Sports Grill in Ruston is celebrating 20 years in business by donating 20% of their profits to various charities during the month of September. Join in supporting the Food Bank of NELA by dining there anytime on Friday, September 21st. 102 N Homer St., Ruston, Louisiana 71270
September 22nd – Yoga for Good at Blue Sky Yoga Studio
Saturday, September 22nd 9 am – 1 pm – Hunters for the Hungry Freezer Cleanout
Hunters for the Hungry is conducting their annual CLEAN OUT YOUR FREEZER DAY in the Monroe area in conjunction with the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Food Bank – 4600 Central Ave., Monroe. The Food Bank will also accept drop-offs during regular business hours (8:00 am to 4:00 pm) the week before and the week after Sept. 22nd.
Here’s how it works:
* Bring any wrapped and labeled frozen wild game or fish to the NELA Food Bank (4600 Central Ave, Monroe, LA) to be distributed to the hungry in northeast Louisiana.
* Donations must be 2 yrs old or less
* Labeled with contents and date
Thursday, September 27th from 5-7 pm – Whataburger Fundraiser
Grab dinner at Whataburger in Monroe and they’ll donate 20% of sales to the Food Bank. Dine in and drive thu.
Saturday, September 29th 9 am
Restoring Balance Holy Yoga and Wellness will host a donation class for the Food Bank. 100% of the donations go directly to the Food Bank. This series of Christ Centered yoga classes is open to all levels and open to the public. You can sign up to reserve your spot at RestoringBalance.NET
Coins for a Cause – Drop off your spare change at any Centric Federal Credit Union location. Your donations will be given to the Food Bank of NELA to fight hunger.
Save and print our 30 Ways in 30 Days calendar at the bottom of this page with ways you can make a difference every day!
Sign up to volunteer during our regular activities.
Make a donation – $10 = 55 Meals for people facing hunger in Northeast Louisiana. Donate online or by mail: 4600 Central Avenue, Monroe, LA 71203.
Sign up for our Hunger Action Month emails
30 Ways in 30 Days calendar