Wearing orange for Hunger Action Month

News 8's Gil Simmons with folks from CT Food Bank and Citizen's Bank for Hunger Awareness Month, Sept. 4, 2014.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — If you see people wearing a lot of orange today, they may be helping spread the word about hunger.

This is Hunger Action Month, and organizations including East Haven-based Connecticut Food Bank are getting the word out about hunger everywhere in the U.S., not just Connecticut.

“Food bankers from all over are encouraging people to wear orange to raise awareness about the matter of hunger and how many people are hungry in this country,” Nancy Carrington, president of CT Food Bank said. About 500,000 are what Carrington calls “food insecure”, including one out of every five children.

“For the whole month of September we want people to get involved,” said Brandon from Citizen’s Bank, which is partnering with CT Food Bank. “We’ve given a grant and we’re going to match up to $5,000 for any donation.”

For ways you can help visit ctfoodbank.org.

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