September is Hunger Action Month

Feeding America Hunger Action Month
Image credit: Feeding America
September is Hunger Action Month, a nationwide initiative established by one of CLOZTALK's newest Nonprofit Partners, Feeding America.  We’re proud to support all of our partners that work year-round to end hunger by increasing food security, reducing food waste, and through various other measures that improve our communities. Let’s take action! Below are a handful of the nonprofit organizations to learn more about and support.  

Feeding America 

Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, working to connect people with food and leading the fight to end hunger. They get nourishing food – from farmers, manufacturers, and retailers – to people in need.  
The organization also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve, educates the public about the problem of hunger, and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry.

Action By the Numbers

Throughout the United States, Feeding America secures and distributes 4.3 billion meals to more than 40 million people each year through its network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs.


Fight2Feed is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to ending hunger and reducing food waste in our own communities.  Run completely by volunteers, the organization has chapters in Chicago, Atlanta, and Kansas City.

Action By the Numbers

Fight2Feed rescues more than 20,000 pounds of food per month and then shares that food with soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters, and more. Since being founded in 2014, Fight2Feed has served more than 200,000 meals to people in need.


The mission of The GardenWorks Project is to promote organic suburban agriculture to improve the well-being of our community, the environment, and those facing food insecurity. They empower, educate, and support all food growers in their efforts to nourish their families and neighbors in need. Partnering with over 40 food pantries, social service agencies, and community organizations, we identify clients who both are in need of food assistance and want to grow their own food. We then work with these individuals to build community gardens and home gardens by providing garden beds, seeds, soil, and expert guidance.

Action By the Numbers

Since their founding, The GardenWorks Project has built more than 400 home gardens and served more than 1500 people.
 Lakeview Pantry         Image credit: Lakeview Pantry


As Chicago's largest food pantry, Lakeview Pantry’s mission is to eliminate hunger in our community by: providing food to fill the basic need of hungry people, empowering clients to achieve independence through social service programs, and raising awareness of hunger and poverty and working towards solutions to eliminate them.

Their “Food Distribution Program” provides emergency food assistance – six days a week – to neighbors in need. Using a choice-based model, visitors to their Pantry receive a 2-week supply of fresh and nutritious groceries.

Lakeview Pantry's “Home Delivery Program” serves their elderly, disabled, and homebound clients. Food allotments are customized for clients with diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease. Their “Social Services Program” offers clients assistance with healthcare, housing, benefit forms, and employment, as well as mental health counseling.

Action By the Numbers

Last year, they distributed 1.4 million meals to over 8,000 individuals, through 40,000 site visits.


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