Naperville Raises Awareness for Hunger Action Month
Wearing orange is a great way to support Hunger Action Month, but Naperville took it one step further by hosting various food drives and hunger awareness events throughout the month of September.
Naperville started off simple by changing the exterior color of the Millennium Carillion to orange. The music tower is located at 443 Aurora Ave. This change lasted from Monday, September 15 through Saturday, September 21st.
On September 18th, Q’s BBQ, which is located at 103 S. Main, hosted a “Dine-Out for Hunger Day” which helped show support for both the Northern Illinois Food Bank andLoaves & Fishes Community Services. Naperville asked residents to dine at this local restaurant and mention “Hunger Awareness” to help increase money to fight hunger in our town.
Through the end of the month, Naperville residents were encouraged to drop off donations for “Jump for Food”. This Naperville food and fund drive, which supports Northern Illinois Food Bank and its partners, will accept non-perishable food donations during regular business hours at Country Curtains, Q’s BBQ, Naperville General Store, Egg Harbor, Two Bostons, Launch Digital Media, the Naperville Community Center, and at Naperville City Hall. Land Rover Hinsdale is proud of the great donation happening in our community and encourage all local residents to donate whenever they can.
If you are extremely busy, or would like to make a monetary donation, check out the complete list of all of Northern Illinois Food Bank’s Hunger Action Month events atsolvehungertoday.org.
Northern Illinois Food Bank currently feeds over 70,000 people each week through its partnership with 800 local food pantries and feeding programs across 13 counties. In 2013 alone, Northern Illinois Food Bank gave the equivalent of 50 million meals to hungry neighbors through our communities of Northern Illinois.
While Hunger Action Month is a national initiative to boost hunger awareness, Land Rover Hinsdale wants to make sure our community knows that everyone needs to get involved. By wearing orange, talking to your friends and neighbors, or even utilizing the hashtag #HungerAction or connecting via social media to Northern Illinois Food Bank, you can make a difference!