Help the Cleveland Foodbank and YP Pantry during Hunger Action Month

Good morning! As I count up all of the giveaway entries for Taste of the Browns, I’m watching the morning news and getting very excited for the week ahead. I’m not a huge fan of sweltering heat and this week’s not-too-hot and sunny forecast looks perfect!

After counting up the entries, removing one pingback and entering the final number into Random.org, I have a Taste of the Browns winner:

Taste of the Browns winner

Congratulations, entry #22 – Emily! You won two general admission tickets to Taste of the Browns. I’ll email you later today – please reply by this Friday or a new winner will be selected.

Tickets are still available for the September 9 fundraiser at cleveland.com/tasteofthebrowns.

September is a big month for the Foodbank. In addition to hosting Taste of the Browns, it’s also Hunger Action Month.

The Foodbank will join Feeding America and its other member food banks across the country to drive awareness about hunger.

September is Hunger Action Month - How Are You Going to Help Solve Hunger?

September is Hunger Action Month – How Are You Going to Help Solve Hunger?

There are many ways you can get in on the action, such as hosting a food drive, volunteering, or taking the SNAP Challenge. The Foodbank has put together a 30 Ways in 30 Days Calendar with something new to do every day.

You can also join YP Pantry at one of our September volunteer days.

The Foodbank’s young professionals group has 3 volunteer opportunities scheduled in September. Come out and join us on September 7 or September 21 for Trinity Lutheran Church’s Hot Meals Program. We’ll also have a group there on September 21 for Trinity’s Produce Distribution.

YP Pantry Volunteers at the Trinity Lutheran Church's Produce Distribution

YP Pantry Volunteers at the Trinity Lutheran Church’s Produce Distribution

I spent this past Saturday morning at Trinity helping in their kitchen. I’m not going to lie – I was a little anxious going into Saturday’s hot meal prep. Cooking makes me nervous, but the volunteers at Trinity made me feel right at home and I was able to stick to non-stove-related tasks like shucking corn, helping out with the day’s desserts, getting food out there and ready to go for the day’s attendees.

The mornings we spend at Trinity always zoom by. You’ll stay busy working alongside friends with the occasional Bruce Springsteen sing-along.

Come out and join YP Pantry at Trinity in September. Volunteering starts at 10am and usually wraps up a little before 2pm. RSVP on Eventbrite for the Hot Meals Program or Produce Distribution (select the date – 9/7 or 9/21 – from the dropdown menu).

Disclosure: I was invited to attend Taste of the Browns in exchange for hosting a giveaway. Due to a scheduling conflict, I am unable to attend. I am also a council member of the YP Pantry.

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