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Hunger Action Month

The dignity of families is very important, and if people need help, it is not their fault that they need it.

Hunger Action Month is the month of September, and yes, we are halfway through it. I am lucky that I have never been in a situation to need the services of the Community Food Bank or food pantries, but there are many people who have and who rely on those services.

There are so many ways that we can help out. Below are some of the ideas provided by the Hunger Action Month website.

The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank also has built a calendar to correspond with Hunger Action Month containing activies that we can do throughout the month to help raise awareness of hunger.

The Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project has the mission of collecting reusable tote bags that can be distributed to people to help them take food home with them.

The dignity of families is very important, and if people need help, it is not their fault that they need it. I consider myself lucky that I am fortunate and also consider it a responsiblity to help others as I can.

To help raise awareness, holistic health coach Emily Levenson, who runs an amazingly inspirational blog that I visit often, has decided to offer a free advice session in a contest.

Please read more at http://www.pghdad.me/2012/09/15/hunger-action-month/.

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