The United Way of King County is shining the spotlight on hunger in King County, culminating with ‘Hunger Action Week’ March 19-24th. I’m writing to ask if you would be willing to help the United Way raise awareness about hunger in our community by joining the conversation.
Participating in Hunger Action Week is an excellent way to learn about hunger issues in King County. Consider this shocking national statistic: one out of every six adults and nearly one out of four children struggle with hunger. Here in King County, record numbers of people—our neighbors, co-workers and friends—don’t have enough to eat. People have to choose between paying rent and buying groceries, and children are going to bed hungry.
There are many ways to get involved in Hunger Action Week and all you have to do is sign up online at unitedwayofkingcounty.org/hunger.
1.Take the Hunger Challenge. Eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner, spending only $7 a day—the same amount allotted to a single person on food stamps.
2.Volunteer. Lend a hand to plant a garden, serve a meal or stock a food pantry.
3.Advocate. Host a dinner party to talk about solutions. Tell everyone you know about Hunger Action Week, and encourage them to get involved too. Post your thoughts, stories, photos, and recipes on Facebook, Twitter, or the UWKC blog. Or join your neighbors and help measure food security on March 24.
4.Give. Help provide meals to hungry children this summer.
5.Learn More. Discover what causes hunger, who’s hungry in your community and how you can be a part of the solution.
Register, Enter, Win! Sign up to host a dinner party during Hunger Action Week, and you could win a free after-hours dinner party at the University Village Microsoft Store! You and seven friends—plus a local leader—could be dining and discussing hunger issues and solutions. You’d also get to explore the store and play games! Enter Today!