SARASOTA, Fla.—September 3, 2013— All Faiths Food Bank is pleased to recognize the outstanding efforts of Hyatt Regency Sarasota for Hunger Action Month. Throughout September, they have changed the city scape with a flood of orange lights shining on their building and the words ‘Fight Hunger’. They are also offering drink and dessert specials.
Orange is the color of hunger, and local business leaders, artists, educators, government officials, partner agencies, students, and residents are invited to fight hunger by going orange and taking action.
“This is amazing orange action,” said Executive Director Sandra Frank, “Sarasota is a wonderfully generous community and Hyatt Sarasota has taken it to a new level. I am so proud that we can make a real and lasting impact in the fight against hunger.”
The community is asked to take action by making a fund or food donation, pledging a monthly monetary contribution, hosting a food and fund drive, or volunteering. “Going orange” represents unity in the fight against hunger, and a commitment to act. Participants are encouraged to get creative and innovative with their use of the color orange. Social media will play a big part as Facebook profiles go orange, and pictures of orange events, art, and orange-outfitted groups are posted and shared all month long.
When Hunger Action Month ends, All Faiths Food Bank will host an “Orange Peel Award Reception” and recognize the most creative and active contributors to the effort. Participating County schools will have an opportunity to compete for Orange Awards in several categories, and the winner will receive funds that support their school’s food assistance programs.
Banners, posters, ribbons and orange-sessories will be available during Hunger Action Month. Businesses, groups or individuals who would like to support the efforts and activities as sponsors or underwriters are asked to contact Laura Coyle, 941-544-5878 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About All Faiths Food Bank
All Faiths Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, is the hub of the hunger relief system in DeSoto and Sarasota Counties. Last year, All Faiths Food Bank distributed nearly 5 million meals through 180 partner agencies and programs. Its mission is to feed those in need and educate the community about hunger and nutrition. For more information about school programs, Mobile Pantries or other programs, call 941-379-6333 or go online to www.allfaithsfoodbank.org.