Hunger Action Month Promotion Benefits L&F Clients
All year long, Loaves & Fishes’ supporters donate, volunteer and advocate to end hunger in our community. September is an especially important time for hunger-relief efforts, though, because in 2008, Feeding America named it Hunger Action Month to build awareness for food insecure individuals nationwide. Did you know that nearly 10% of people in the western suburbs of Chicago are food insecure? It may be more shocking for you to learn that over 16% of this population are children! To help these families become self-sufficient, Loaves & Fishes is dedicated to advancing their services; however, they need your help! You can take action in September by volunteering, attending a Loaves & Fishes event, making a donation, organizing a food drive, or participating in the promotion below – there are so many opportunities to get involved!
Meijer's Simply Give Program
Loaves & Fishes is proud to announce a partnership with Meijer this fall to provide much-needed hunger relief to local families through the retailer’s customer-driven donation program, Simply Give.
Each Meijer Simply Give campaign replenishes the shelves of more than 200 food assistance organizations in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. The program encourages customers to purchase $10 Simply Give donation cards, which are then converted into Meijer food-only gift cards and given to a local hunger-relief organization in the store’s community. Then, Loaves & Fishes can purchase items that specifically address our clients needs.
Loaves & Fishes will benefit from donation cards purchased at the 818 N. Route 59, Aurora (just across the intersection of Rte. 59 & Jefferson) now through Sept. 27. A limited number of Simply Give cards will also be available at Loaves & Fishes; they must then be taken to Meijer to be purchased. Act now!