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Five Ways That You Can Fight Hunger

The task is daunting: More than 300,000 people in Philadelphia alone face food insecurity. But together we can work to end hunger. Here are five simple ways that provide immediate, short-term, and long-term relief in the fight against hunger.

1. Follow Us on Social Media

We frequently post updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep our followers updated on important news in the fight against hunger. Follow us to help spread the word!

2. Raise Your Voice

Sign up to receive advocacy alerts in your inbox. These alerts will contain important information about legislative issues that impact those who face food insecurity. We may ask you to sign onto a letter to a local politician or make a phone call to an elected official about a particular issue. These alerts are sent on an as needed basis. In addition, consider signing up for our regular monthly e-newsletters: Hunger Matters, and Be a Hunger Fighter.

3. Volunteer

Want to serve on the front lines in the fight against hunger? Visit our volunteer page to learn more about the many opportunities available in our area.

4. Host a Healthy Food Drive

Looking to make a difference on a larger scale? Consider hosting a healthy food drive to benefit a local emergency food provider. Too often, those who struggle to put food on their tables don't have access to healthy foods. While the Coalition's Green Light Pantries provide nutritious items to their clients, because of a lack of resources many of the hundreds of pantries throughout the city cannot. You can help by conducting a Healthy Food Drive. We're happy to help you get started!

5. Help Build a Public Witness Against Hunger

The Thomas' ® Walk Against Hunger will take place on Saturday, April 9 at 8:30am outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Join thousands of fellow hunger fighters as we walk along Martin Luther King Drive and raise much-needed funds for more than 100 area food pantries, soup kitchens and emergency food providers.