Hunger Action Month
September 1 - September 30
This LITTLE friendly competition aims to make a BIG impact!
Help set the table....one action at a time.
Here's How it Works:
Teams will earn points for every helpful action they take, and together, we'll fight hunger one "helping" at a time. Awards will be given to the teams that earn the most points in each category. Each team can have up to 5 members. An organization can have multiple teams. The competition is open to anyone aged 12 years and older.
You can earn points by:
Choose when and where you want to volunteer on our Volunteer Opportunities page. Be sure to leave a comment stating that you are participating in HAM (Hunger Action Month).
Set up your Virtual Food Drive page and share it with family members, friends, and your social media community. Cash gifts can be dropped off at the Second Harvest facilities at 3655 Reed Street in Winston-Salem. Be sure to let us know you are participating in HAM (Hunger Action Month).
Reach out to your community to collect canned and other non-perishable foods, then bring them to Second Harvest facilities at 3655 Reed Street in Winston-Salem. Be sure to ask for your donations to be weighed in for HAM (Hunger Action Month) and get a receipt.
Points & Awards
- 1 pound of food donated = 10 points
- $1 fundraised = 7 points
- 1 hour per person volunteering = 15 points
- Sign up for Volunteer Bonus Days = 5 points per hour
- Social media picture & post = 10 bonus points per team member
- Recruit another team to join = 50 points
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EXTRA POINTS FOR
VOLUNTEER BONUS DAYS
The first Volunteer Bonus Day is XXX - Hunger Action Day.
Additional Volunteer Bonus Days are September XXX and XXX. When you sign up to volunteer on any of these days you can earn an extra 5 bonus points per hour, per person. When you sign up for a bonus day, be sure to leave a comment on the sign-up page stating that you’re signing up for HAM (Hunger Action Month).
Team that donates the
MOST POUNDS OF FOOD
Helping Hands Award
Team that donates the
MOST VOLUNTEER HOURS
Team that raises the
Awarded to the team that earns the most points for all categories combined
About Food Insecurity
Food insecurity in our communities was a significant challenge before the pandemic struck. Now, Feeding America estimates that 1 in 6 Northwest North Carolinians may be food insecure, while 1 in every 5 children is living at risk of going without enough to eat.
To effectively address the challenges of hunger and poverty requires that all of us work together - people like you, along with businesses, government, and the nonprofit sector.