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National Hunger Awareness Day

It is true that I write a lot about food here on FitSugar. Things like how to snack responsibly and avoid eating mindlessly. Today however, I wanted to take a moment to focus on the other side of this issue, hunger. Today is National Hunger Awareness Day and the organization America's Second Harvest, the nation's food bank network, is hoping to raise awareness of hunger in America. The theme this year is "The face of hunger will surprise you." Their goal is to bring attention to the growing number of struggling low-income Americans who are often forced to choose between paying for utilities, medicine, gasoline or putting food on the table.

Second Harvest has rounded up some celebrities for their Goin’ Home for Hunger” program. Actors and musicians will be volunteering at the food banks in their hometowns, in hopes to build up support for Second Harvest's effort. So volunteer, and you may rub elbows with Ben Affleck or Nick Lachey while they lend a hand to feed America's hungry.

If you are interesting in participating in today's events - check out this activities calendar (organized by city and state), to find an event in your area. Or you can find your local food bank and make a contribution. Many cities have created Dine Out Against Hunger where participating restaurants are donating Hunger Day proceeds to hunger relief.

There are many ways to participate; I sure do hope we all do what we can.

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lovekailua lovekailua 9 years
I know Tampa area Chipotles are giving free food with a canned good! (ive read the breakdown yet i still go there! I just limited what I put on, and i get vegetarian anyway).
lovekailua lovekailua 9 years
I know Tampa area Chipotles are giving free food with a canned good! (ive read the breakdown yet i still go there! I just limited what I put on, and i get vegetarian anyway).
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