September is Hunger Action Month. With the pandemic and the resulting high unemployment, community organizations in the area have been stretched even farther than ever before and the need is staggering. If you need convincing, watch this video to see how local agencies are affected by the pandemic.
There are two food drives on campus this month: Fighting Irish Fighting Hunger and Meals with Muffet. Both of these drives help those in need and the hope is that you will choose one to ease the struggles of our neighbors.
Fighting Irish Fighting Hunger
In its 11th year, this drive is a campus-wide effort. The funds collected are split between the United Way coalition of food pantries People Gotta Eat and the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. The drive is running from September 6, 2020 through September 27, 2020. Due to the restrictions on campus activities because of COVID-19, the drive will strictly focus on online donations. Every dollar we donate, the food bank turns into seven or eight meals.
The drive’s one main fundraiser is a special auction of a Bible signed by Father Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C. Go to this form to see pictures of it and to place a bid.
For more information and the links to the online donation sites for People Gotta Eat and the Food Bank of Northern Indiana, go to FightingHunger.nd.edu.
Meals with Muffet
Muffet McGraw and the Alumni Association have partnered to raise hunger awareness and to collect food. While their drive is targeted at ND Clubs across the country, groups on campus can also participate by collecting food and/or money and taking them to the food bank.
Please consider joining one or both of these efforts to fight hunger in our community.