It's been said that hunger is a silent epidemic, but today the Food Bank of Northern Indiana is asking you to lend your voice by wearing orange.
Thursday is "Go Orange" Day, because orange is the color of hunger-relief. In fact, September is Hunger Action Month, and is dedicated to raising awareness of the one in six Americans who suffer from hunger every day.
According to the Food Bank, pantries across Northern Indiana have seen the need jump by nine percent compared to last year.
Through September people are encouraged to do something to help out by volunteering or donating.
“I think people think about hunger during the holiday season, especially if you've had a great year,” says Marijo Martinec of the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. “You're feeling really generous but hunger is 365 day problem really in our community and communities all across the country.”
If you would like to help the Food Bank, you can hang an orange ribbon outside of your business or home and take up a collection of non-perishable food items.
And for every dollar donation, 10 pounds of food can be provided.