Food banks in the United States have helped around 42 million people avoid going hungry while they are struggling to put food on the table either due to illness, job loss, or other unforeseen circumstances. No one should have to go to bed hungry, and National Food Bank Day encourages people to commit to that belief. With the damage and massive changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important now than ever to play a role in ending hunger across the country.
Falling on the first Friday of September every year, National Food Bank Day is coming on September 3 this year. National Food Bank Day was founded by St. Mary’s Food Bank to commemorate their founding and the contributions of food banks across the country. The “National Day Calendar” registered it as a holiday in 2017, and it has been celebrated on the first Friday of each September since.
If you’d like to make a difference, the best way to do that is to volunteer at your local food bank or make a donation. Food banks are almost always willing to take nonperishable food products or cash donations, but you will have to check their list of needs if you are looking to donate something fresh that could expire.
At Tom Curren Companies, we understand the importance of food banks, and are committed to helping those who are struggling to put food on the table. Every year since 2013, we’ve donated to the Greater Boston Food Bank in our clients’ names. It’s our way of giving back and saying thank you to the Boston area. If you’d like to get involved in any way, please feel free to reach out to our team or the team at the Greater Boston Food Bank!