Fall is here and in less than a week, October will be too. While that means Halloween is around the corner, it also means that September’s Hunger Action Month is coming to an end.
Have you taken action yet to fight hunger with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank?
So far in September, the Food Bank has offered fundraising and volunteer opportunities and hosted events like the YP Pantry’s Hunger Action Month Happy Hour at Town Hall.
Of course, there was also last week’s Taste of the Browns fundraiser. 25+ restaurants filled First Energy Stadium, offering such delicious dishes as Hodge’s shrimp, chorizo and grits; Corleone’s Ristorante’s calamari steak; Momocho’s outstanding chicken tacos; and Little Devil Cupcakery’s sweets.
Attendees were also able to hang out with Browns players like Joe Haden (and his AWESOME shoes), Chomps and Brownie the Elf.
By the end of the night, Taste of the Browns raised over $180,000 for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, equivalent to 720,000 meals for Northeast Ohio’s hungry.
With 6 days left in September, there’s still plenty of time to contribute to Hunger Action Month. Check out greaterclevelandfoodbank.org/about/hunger-action-month or the Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s Facebook page for more ideas.
Don’t think you have enough time to make a difference? Think again. Even if you only have 30 seconds per day, you can help the Food Bank win $60,000 to fight hunger.
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is currently in the running for a huge grant from Walmart. Walmart has committed to donating $3 million divided between 50 food banks across the country, and those 50 food banks will be selected by YOU.
Vote now and every day through October 5 to ensure the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is one of those 50 food banks awarded this much-needed grant. Vote at http://goo.gl/UOZaTo.
As of this blog post, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is tied at #49 on the leaderboard so they NEED YOUR VOTE to stay in the top 50.
It’s a very impactful and easy way you can help #fighthunger this Hunger Action Month. Go do it now!