Go orange for hunger!

Sent to us by the East Texas Food Bank:

September is national Hunger Action Month so the East Texas Food Bank is asking everyone to wear orange on Thursday, September 4th in an effort to raise awareness of the over 456,000 East Texans who struggle with hunger.

"1 in 4 children and 1 in 5 adults are food insecure in East Texas today," said Dennis Cullinane, CEO of the East Texas Food Bank. "This means they don't know where their next meal is coming from.

It's important to show that hunger exists right here at home and get everyone involved in finding a local solution."

In addition to wearing orange, participants are asked to "donate" their social media profiles by turning them orange to show hunger awareness.

"There is more than enough food to feed every man, woman and child in this country, yet one in six Americans are facing hunger," said Bob Aiken, CEO of Feeding America. "By raising awareness and working together, we can solve hunger."

To find out more about Hunger Action Month and other events planned for the month, visit EastTexasFoodBank.org/HungerAction.

About East Texas Food Bank

The East Texas Food Bank provided more than 20 million meals each year to 200 partner agencies in 26 East Texas counties. Our vision is for a hunger-free East Texas and our mission is to fight hunger and feed hope in East Texas. The East Texas Food Bank is a member of Feeding America and the Texas Food Bank Network. To learn more, please visit EastTexasFoodBank.org. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/etfoodbank or follow our news on Twitter at twitter.com/etfoodbank .