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Tackling hunger one ‘Spoon FULL’ at a time


VENTURA COUNTY — While September is typically the time to think about the coming fall and back to school, advocates want the public to start thinking about what they can do to combat the ongoing issue of hunger in the 805 region.

One way will be to take a look at the “Spoon FULL a Day” calendar in Ventura County and see what they can do on an individual basis to get the word out on social meeting and other awareness opportunities.

The program begins on Tuesday, Sept. 1 with “Spoon Selfie” Day.

Individuals, families and local businesses are encouraged to a take selfies with brightly colored spoons and post them to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using #aspoonfulladay.

The effort is part of Hunger Action Month in September with upcoming action items including posting the “Spoon Full a Day” calendar on home or office refrigerators on Sept. 2, having barbecue guests bring canned food to donate to FOOD Share on Labor Day on Sept. 7, attending the Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival on Sept. 12 where net proceeds will benefit FOOD Share and sharing all Hunger Action Month activities on social media on Sept. 30.

“While FOOD Share, its partners and its volunteers work year-round to secure the food necessary to continuously supply our 194 pantry partners across the county, Hunger Action Month is an opportunity for us to raise community-wide awareness of how much more needs to be done. Solving hunger involves more than handing out food,” Bonnie Atmore, president and CEO of FOOD Share, stated in a media release. “We must not just feed our unstable neighborhoods; we must also lead and strengthen them by giving them the tools and resources they need to stabilize themselves.”

“Every little bit helps. With just a ‘Spoon FULL a Day,’ every business, individual and family has the capacity to help close the hunger gap in Ventura County,” the organization reported.
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