In honor of Hunger Action Month this September, the Sioux City Clock Tower will light up orange to call attention to those in the Siouxland community facing food insecurity.
Food insecurity is defined as the lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life. Hunger Action Month, is an annual campaign bringing attention to the reality of needing food in the United States and promoting ways to get involved in ending hunger.
Throughout Iowa, one in 10 people is considered food insecure. The Food Bank of Siouxland is the main food supplier for nonprofit agencies in Siouxland, including food pantries and soup kitchen.
“The challenges of the past two years, including the pandemic and high rates of inflation, have created a financial struggle for many,” said Mayor Bob Scott. “We are fortunate to have the Food Bank of Siouxland advocating and providing for those in need and appreciate the generosity of all who give to help feed our community.”
The Food Bank of Siouxland is recognizing Hunger Action Month by educating and engaging the community through events and social media. To find out how to get involved, visit www.siouxlandfoodbank.org.