Sometimes, all it takes is a cup of coffee to make a difference.
Today, Sept. 8, is Hunger Action Day, and several local businesses are doing their part to help benefit the Food Bank of Northern Indiana, even if it means a simple cup of coffee.
According to ABC 57, Bendix Coffee, Chicory Cafe and South Bend Brew Werks will all be selling SOUL coffee today, a special roast from Brazil that is made special to source health food for the food bank. The businesses will donate the proceeds from coffee sales will be donated to the food bank.
The program was initially started by Feeding America nine years ago to create a call to action to benefit food banks across the nation.
Many other’s are showing their support by wearing orange in order to raise awareness for the food insecurity felt by 48 million Americans. In 2014, Feeding America estimates that the rate of food insecurity in Indiana was 15.3 percent.
September is Hunger Action Month, and today’s events are helping to kick off awareness for initiative.
Some businesses have events planned for the entire month to help raise awareness and funds. According to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana’s Facebook page, South Bend Brew Werks will be selling be selling a special beer, Hunger Action Brown, all month. Brew Werks will match a donation for each beer sold.