Hunger Action Month

Hunger Action Month is dedicated to raising public awareness and inspiring action to help our neighbors facing hunger.

September is Hunger Action Month! During this month we work with the public to raise awareness and inspire action to help people facing the impossible choice of hunger. For many, a daily meal is a simple choice of what to eat. But for people facing hunger, a daily meal poses a very different type of choice. It's often an impossible choice between food and other crucial needs such as electricity, childcare, or medicine. Join us and local businesses throughout the month by advocating, volunteering, and getting involved in feeding our neighbors.

September 23, 2022 is Hunger Action Day where we wear orange and share with our community how hunger affects our neighbors in need.

Upcoming Events: 

  • Stone Soul Picnic
    The annual Stone Soul Picnic features food, children's activities, and live entertainment from local bands while raising awareness about childhood hunger across northeast Iowa. Join us Sunday, September 11th at Gateway Park in Cedar Falls to help raise funds and awareness for kids across northeast Iowa. All proceeds go to towards the Northeast Iowa Food Bank's Feeding Kids programs.
  • Wilbo's Wagon
    Stop by LSB Central Campus on September 15th to get lunch from Wilbo's Wagon. Wilbo's will donate $1 back to the Food Bank for every item purchased.
  • NEIFB's Sack Lunch
    Order Sack Lunches to be delivered to you and your coworkers during our biannual Sack Lunch Event on Thursday, September 22nd and Friday, September 23rd. Every lunch ordered will provide up to 40 meals for our neighbors across northeast Iowa. Lunches will include a pulled pork sandwich prepared by Blue Barn BBQ, with meat donated by Tyson, a side dish, a cookie, chips, fruit, and a water bottle for just $10. Order your Sack Lunch by from Thursday, September 1st to Friday, September 16th here.
  • Cedar Valley CROP Walk
    The Cedar Valley CROP Hunger Walk fights against disease, disaster, and other challenges that leave people hungry. Raise funds and awareness on September 25th for sustainable food security.
  • Family Volunteer Night
    Join us at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank September 29th starting at 5:30 for games, prizes, and fun while learning how the Food Bank feeds our neighbors across northeast Iowa. Come and go anytime throughout the night for fun for all ages. Sign up here!

Event Details
September 1, 2023
Northeast Iowa