September is Hunger Action Month!
Join us to help make a difference in the fight against hunger in our communities. For millions of people, a daily meal isn’t a choice between different dishes. It’s a choice between food and other crucial needs—like medicine, electricity, or childcare.
Here’s how you can help your neighbors:
Join us for a Hunger Walk | Fri. Sept 23, 11:30 am - 1 pm | Hunger Action Day (two locations)
- Black Hawk Park, Rock Island, IL (north side by Singing Bird Nature Center, 1510 46th Ave)
- Veteran's Memorial Park, Front Street, Galva, IL
Help Stomp out Hunger here at home! Bring non-perishable nutritious food items for the food pantries in your community. Then join us to walk through the park as you read hunger facts signs along the paths. Get a Stomp out Hunger sticker, snacks, water, and soup samples when you join us over your lunch break for the event at one of the parks.
To help us plan supplies, RSVP at go.illinois.edu/HungerWalk or call us at (309) 756-9978
Bring Food Donations to Mercado on 5th, Fri. Sept 23, 4 - 7 pm
On Hunger Action Day, bring donations of healthy, non-perishable food to the Friday Fiesta on 5th Ave. Moline, Ill. Extension's SNAP-Ed program will have a booth to collect donations for local food pantries.
Donate Food at Extension offices through Sept 30.
Throughout the month, we will be collecting food donations at our Extension offices for our local food pantries. Drop off healthy, non-perishable items to boxes outside our offices:
- Rock Island County, 321 W 2nd Ave. Milan
- Mercer County, 910 13th St, Viola
- Henry/Stark Counties, 358 Front St, Galva