(September 1, 2022 WHEATON, Illinois)
People’s Resource Center (PRC) is recognizing Hunger Action Month all September through events, opportunities to get involved and digital content to raise awareness of food insecurity in DuPage County.
Hunger Action Month is a nationwide awareness campaign designed to raise awareness of food insecurity and to inspire neighbors to take action in their communities.
“As one of the largest human services agencies in the County, we know how food insecurity can affect a household,” said Christina LePage, vice president of programs at PRC. “Our grocery assistance programs and wider array of services can offer a little extra support so they can worry less and focus on taking care of their families.”
PRC participates in the campaign every year by engaging staff, volunteers and community members to get involved, learn more and spread awareness of our services.
This year, we encourage our community to get involved with PRC’s campaign by:
· Attending the “Take Action Against Hunger” livestream panel discussion on Sept. 14
· Visiting one of three (3) local restaurants for a special Dine Away Hunger on Sept. 21
· Participating in the Wheaton Lions’ Hunger Food Drive from Sept 20 – Oct. 4
· Wearing orange on Hunger Action Day on Sept. 23 to raise awareness of food insecurity and our community’s efforts to end it
· Launching your own food and supply drive in your school, workplace or neighborhood using PRC’s toolkits as a guide
· Tagging PRC in your stories and posts when you volunteer or drop off donations
You can also take action by volunteering, becoming a monthly donor or doubling your gift’s impact through an employer’s matching gift program.
Community members can stay updated on the PRC Community’s activities throughout the month by following us on social media, signing up for our e-newsletter, and checking our website.
About People’s Resource Center
PRC’s grocery assistance services reach 3,000 households each month, saving families, on average, $1,090 that they can use for other bills. With 2,200 volunteers supported by 48 staff, we operate programs that improve access to good food, seasonal clothing, financial assistance, technology and other social services and opportunities to learn new skills, confidently navigate a job search, create art, and engage socially with others. The PRC Community responds to basic needs, promotes dignity and justice, and creates a future of hope and opportunity for the residents of DuPage County. For more information, visit www.peoplesrc.org.