September is Hunger Action Month. A youth advocate details her SNAP Challenge (Four Days In) from August 2013. SNAP is the current name for food stamps.
I may have traumatized my poor TL -- because I Tweeted every one of Ron's days -- after I happened on the CEO of Panera Bread, Ron Shaich. Ron just completed his SNAP Challenge.
Here's his week on SNAP (including an early prep day).
Day One: Prepping for the Challenge
Day Three: Face of Hunger
Day Four: How It Feels
Day Five: "It's About Life"
Day Six: Solutions
Day Seven: Reflections as my SNAP Challenge Concludes
If you want to help raise awareness, there's a variety of ways; you can dine out during the month of September, use the orange logo on your Twitter or Facebook page/icon, help turn your state orange... even donate or volunteer, at PaneraCares or your local food bank.
PaneraCares accepts an hour of volunteering for a meal, in case you're wondering. They're non-profit.