State Capitol to be lit up for Hunger Awareness

By: Cole Miller

In southeast Nebraska alone, more than 50,000 people aren't getting enough food.  And the Food Bank needs your help to change that.  In front of the Capitol building, First Lady Sally Ganem proclaimed September “Hunger Action Month.”

Scott Young with the Food Bank says of the 50,000 people affected in our area, 18,000 are children under 18.  And he says everyone can do their part to help end hunger.

“We need to take up arms in this particular battle. There are effects and impacts we can have on it, through volunteering, through dollars, through food donations, food drives and raised awareness…and that's what Hunger Action Month is all about,” Young said.

Events and food drives will be held throughout the month to help feed hungry stomachs. Food Banks from around Nebraska are teaming up in the effort. You'll also notice the state Capitol will be lit up orange this Labor weekend.