Hunger Action Month
Join ACCESS in the Fight Against Hunger
September is Hunger Action Month, a nationwide effort to encourage communities to take action on hunger. In Jackson County, 1 in 5 people relies on ACCESS for food assistance — 1 in 6 of those are children and 1 in 4 are seniors on fixed incomes.
Hunger Action Month
With Your Help, We Can Work Together to Fight Hunger!
For every $1 donated, ACCESS provides 4 meals.
$10 = 40 meals
$50 = 200 meals
$250 = 1000 meals
Jackson County by the Numbers
ACCESS feeds over 45,000 people annually in our community.
1 in 5 Jackson County residents are food insecure
1 in 6 food insecure residents are children
We provided 4.6 million pounds of food in 2021
We run 32 local food pantries in Jackson County
We Are Jackson County’s Regional Food Bank
In 2022, ACCESS helped more than 76,000 people, provided food to over 45,000 people, and distributed 4.6 million pounds of food throughout Jackson County with the community’s generous support.
Donations will directly help our 30+ food pantries provide food assistance to those struggling with hunger.
How Can You Help?
“Hunger Action Month not only highlights the need that is out there, but it also gives us the opportunity to show how involved our community is year-round as we work together to address food insecurity.
I want to give a huge thank you to our incredibly dedicated volunteers, remarkably generous donors, and committed community partners. Without you, we would be lost and, more importantly, families would go hungry. Thank you for all you do!”
– Marcee Champion, Director of Food Programs at ACCESS
Fundraise for Hunger Action Month
Fundraising online through our Virtual Food Drive is easy! Every dollar you raise helps to support ACCESS and the thousands of children and families who cannot afford the meals they need.
- Sign up and customize your fundraiser. You can set up a team or personal fundraising page. Then make your fundraiser uniquely yours by adding images and sharing why you’re raising money to end hunger.
- Share your fundraiser with friends, family, and colleagues. Let everyone know and thank them for supporting this important cause.
- Celebrate your success. Every dollar you raise helps provide 4 meals to those in need in Jackson County! Thank you!
BECOME A COMMUNITY BUILDER
ACCESS Community Builders are a special group of donors who are committed to supporting those in our community who need assistance. Monthly recurring donations can be for any amount – just choose “monthly” when donating. Even $1 a month can make a difference!
Limited sponsorship opportunities are available for Hunger Action Month! If your business is interested in corporate sponsorship, please contact Kellie Battaglia at (458) 488-1240 or visit our Sponsorship page for more information.