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September is Hunger Action Month

More than 20,000 people in our area receive emergency food assistance from the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank, and 16,000 children in our community qualify for schools’ free breakfast and lunch programs.

Giant Food President Anthony Hucker quotes those statistics in a letter to the editor that ran this week to mark September as Hunger Action Month.

This blog is about getting a good bite to eat, whether at a restaurant or at your home dining table. As we get caught up in the details of this quest, it can be easy to lose sight of how lucky we are to be able to make decisions about what to have for dinner, rather than whether we can have it at all.

Giant Food will hold food drives to benefit area food banks on Sept. 28 – 30. You can learn more about the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank here. In addition, many church food pantries and other organizations work in our community to try to meet the need for this basic requirement.

This month, take a look at your pantry or your grocery budget, and see if you have any room to share with those in need. A number of local organizations are ready to help you do that.

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