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Go Orange To Fight Hunger

September 4, 2014, 6:00 PM by Matt Holsen

Go Orange To Fight Hunger
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

People across the country and here in KELOLAND donned orange Thursday to raise awareness about the fight against hunger. Feeding South Dakota has named September "Hunger Action Month."

While you can expect to find shelves stocked with food at Feeding South Dakota in Sioux Falls, Thursday you'll also find a lot of orange. No, these employees didn't coincidentally all wear the same outfit; it's part of a September campaign against hunger.

"Orange is the color of hunger and just overall raising awareness about the issue of hunger. It's part of a national movement to raise awareness about hunger. So that's why, yes, we're encouraging individuals not only across the community but across the state to wear orange and show their support," Feeding South Dakota's Kerri DeGraff said. 

It's called hunger action month and that means Feeding South Dakota is calling people to action. You can do things as simple as wearing an orange t-shirt or a pin.

"Great ideas of ways that you can be involved. So whether that be setting an empty plate at your table to talk to your family that there's kids who don't have meals three times a day or whether that be doing a food drive, changing your profile picture orange on Facebook. There's ways that you can get involved," DeGraff said.

The need is great with one in eight South Dakotans being food insecure and more than 120,000 living in poverty.

Feeding South Dakota has posted a "30 ways in 30 days" calendar on its website with more ideas on how to help meet the need.

"The child that's sitting next to you at church or that you see walking to school every day. It might be a coworker or an employee. Someone surrounding you, whether they're in front of you in a grocery store, they might be hungry. It exists all around us and you might not see it but again, it's real and it's right here in our community," DeGraff said.

The main way businesses can get involved is by having a food drive.

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