World Hunger Week 2016

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World Hunger Week has come and gone, but the issues of food insecurity affect our community everyday.

This past week we reflected on the issue of hunger on an international, national, and local scale. World Hunger Week reminded us that one out of every two children in Pennsylvania are eligible for food assistance. It reminded us that one in five seniors can't afford enough food to live a healthy, active, lifestyle. It reminded us of how unjust our food system is, when soda and junk food is more accessible than fresh fruits and veggies. It reminded us of the effects that poor nutrition has on our physical and mental health. It reminded us that every single one of us has the power to make a difference. It inspires us to fight for change.

Di you miss out on some of our World Hunger Week events? Scroll down to see what we've been up to.

 Hunger Banquet, Gettysburg Fire Hall

Hunger Banquet, Gettysburg Fire Hall

 Hunger Banquet, Gettysburg Fire Hall

Hunger Banquet, Gettysburg Fire Hall

 Film Screening, Majestic Theater

Film Screening, Majestic Theater

 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Celebrating new renovations at the SCCAP Produce Stand and Food Pantry.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Celebrating new renovations at the SCCAP Produce Stand and Food Pantry.

 The season (so far) in numbers.

The season (so far) in numbers.

 Gleaning Apples at Adams County Nursery

Gleaning Apples at Adams County Nursery

 Future Farmers of America give back to their community.

Future Farmers of America give back to their community.

 Adams County Apples

Adams County Apples

 Preserving applesauce for winter distribution

Preserving applesauce for winter distribution

 Sharing the art of canning with today's youth.

Sharing the art of canning with today's youth.

 Gettysburg College gleaners at Peters Orchard

Gettysburg College gleaners at Peters Orchard

 Bagging apples for families

Bagging apples for families

 Public Lecture at Gettysburg College

Public Lecture at Gettysburg College

Interested in getting involved with The Gleaning Project's efforts to reduce food loss and feed families? Check out the "Volunteer Roles" tab on our website. Help us get free, fresh, local, fruits and veggies onto the plates of folks in need in our community this holiday season. Volunteer your time. Make a small monetary donation. Donate an item off of our "most wanted" list. Be the change you want to see in our community.