Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Watch a short video featuring previous Hunger Action Day speakers, participants, and actions. link
When is Hunger Action Day?
Virtual Hunger Action Day (HAD) 2020 will be on Wednesday, May 13.
What is Hunger Action Day?
Each May, anti-hunger advocates from all over the state meet in Sacramento to educate their legislators about hunger and support anti-hunger legislation. Advocates, soup kitchen volunteers, nutritionists, food bank supporters, and others concerned about the millions of Californians experiencing hunger travel by bus, car, and plane each year to participate in this important event. This year, due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, we are holding a Virtual Hunger Action Day to allow advocates and Legislators to participate safely and remotely. Learn more here. link
Who is the California Hunger Action Coalition (CHAC)?
CHAC is a broad-based membership organization of volunteers united in the belief that access to adequate, nutritious and safe food is a fundamental human right. link
Who can participate in Hunger Action Day?
Any individual or organization interested in supporting anti-hunger legislation and educating their legislators about hunger, food insecurity, and the related challenges and causes. If you are interested in participating please contact your respective CHAC representative listed to the left. Some financial assistance is available to cover the cost of participating.
What activities encompass Hunger Action Day?
Hunger Action Day most often begins with a morning rally on the capitol steps. Participants conduct visits with their representatives before gathering in the afternoon for lunch and additional group events. In the past events have included informational hearings, guest speakers, including elected officials and community members, and group demonstrations. The afternoon is spent visiting representatives.