Community Plates, a national organization that has rescued 8.5 million meals to date, encourages you to support Hunger Action Month during the month of September in your neighborhood.
Leading the food rescue revolution, Community Plates is tackling American food insecurity by directly transferring fresh, usable food that would have otherwise been thrown away from restaurants, markets and other food industry sources to food-insecure families throughout the U.S.
Hunger affects every community, and during Hunger Action Month, Community Plates is sharing 5 ways you can make a difference in your own Connecticut neighborhood:
1. Sign-up to become a Community Plates Food Runner
Millions of meals have been rescued and millions of hungry Americans have been fed because volunteers on their own time and in their own cars are taking on this senseless problem of food insecurity. It’s easy to become a food runner. Sign-up to use our app that will connect you with food rescue opportunities in your city. Don’t see your city? Let us know.
2. Share a Food Insecurity Fact
Did you know that in Connecticut, 1 in 7 people struggles with hunger?
Food insecurity affects so many, and in our own Connecticut backyard. Share a fact with your friends and family to help us build local awareness. Interested in more facts? Check out the Hunger in America's research.
3. Thank your local volunteer food runners and food donors
Gratitude is important to us, it’s one of our core values. Everyday, we're blown away by the passion and commitment of our volunteer food runners and donors. Help us take the time to thank our volunteers and donors, here are some in your community.
4. Join the community and follow and tag #CommunityPlates on social media!
5. Get your favorite market or restaurant to donate instead of waste
This is easier than you think. Learn more about becoming a Community Plates food donor.