September is Hunger Action Month in Northumberland

Cobourg, ON – September 1, 2023 – Last month, Northumberland County Council proclaimed September as ‘Hunger Action Month’ in Northumberland. Hunger Action Month is dedicated to raising awareness of food insecurity, advocating to end hunger and poverty across Canada, and recognizing the work being done by local food banks, school nutrition programs, community meals and hunger relief programs, to take action against hunger.

“Local food banks and food security programs support many individuals, families, seniors, and children in our community,” states County Food Security Services Manager Rob O’Neil. “In 2022, over 4,200 Northumberland residents accessed support through local food banks. On a broader scale, more than 587,000 individuals accessed a food bank in Ontario between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022. Food insecurity affects people all across the country. Hunger Action Month is an opportunity to come together to raise awareness of this issue and to highlight the services that collectively work together to prevent hunger in our local communities.”

Throughout September, Northumberland County Food 4 All and Northumberland’s twelve local food banks are joining Food Banks Canada and Feed Ontario in their efforts to promote initiatives to help end hunger. To get involved and take action, Northumberland community members are invited to:

  • Read Northumberland County’s 2023 Feed Change Report, available on the County’s website, to learn more about local food support and to view distribution and usage data for food banks and school nutrition programs in Northumberland;
  • Visit and share the website to find out where residents can access local food support;
  • Follow the Northumberland County Food 4 All Facebook page (@NCFood4All) and share our Hunger Action Month content to help spread the word about food security; and,
  • Participate in Northumberland County’s ‘30 Ways in 30 Days’ challenge, encouraging community members to get involved by completing one action each day to support food security in Northumberland. To participate, download the calendar on the County’s website or follow the Northumberland County Food 4 All Facebook page (@NCFood4All) for daily reminders of how you can support Hunger Action Month.

For more information about Hunger Action Month, visit