Little Rock (KATV) — While Arkansans who struggle with food insecurity think about how they’re going to put food on the table every day, groups like the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and Feeding America food banks ask the broader community in Arkansas to take stock each September. This month is Hunger Action Month.
"We work to raise awareness, educate, and advocate on issues related to hunger. And encourage those who are already engaged to take one additional step, such as emailing an elected official about hunger, volunteering at a food bank or pantry, or listening to a podcast or reading an article about food policy," said Scott Hamilton, who is chairing the Hunger Action Breakfast.
The Alliance serves as the lead partner on the No Kid Hungry campaign, working to expand access to good meals where kids live, learn, and play.
The Hunger Action Breakfast is the Alliance's first in person breakfast in three years. It raises awareness and funds to fight hunger across the state and honors those who have gone above and beyond in the fight. Many will be honored there, but one is Saint Mark Baptist, for the multiple ways they support the neighboring community with meals and groceries.
If you'd like to attend the breakfast, tickets can be purchased by clicking here.