Augusta turning "Orange" for Hunger Awareness

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Having food on the table is something you may take for granted, but that is not the case for an estimated one in five Augustans who don't get enough to eat.  To raise awareness about the problem, Golden Harvest Food Bank will be lighting prominent buildings across the city orange during WFXG Fox 54 News at Ten Tuesday night beginning with Meybohm Realtors on 3502 Wheeler Road.  The food bank is hoping that other supporters and volunteers will also get involved in the effort.

The orange lights are all part of Hunger Action Month in which food banks are uniting for the cause by wearing the color orange.  "This is our opportunity every year to bring hunger awareness to the community and to work with our community to end hunger. If we meet our goal of $50,000 it will truly make a huge impact in the lives of people in our city who are struggling right now," says Travis McNeal, Executive Director of Golden Harvest Food Bank, "The hungry are everywhere—across all races and age groups, and in every community. Hunger Action Month is our city's time to unite to end Hunger."

Golden Harvest Food Bank serves 30 counties in Georgia and South Carolina through direct service programs and a network of more than 300 food pantries and soup kitchens. Golden Harvest distributed more than 17 million pounds of food products to those in need in fiscal year 2014. For more information, visit www.goldenharvest.org or contact Ashley Siler at (706) 736-1199 x202 or asiler@goldenharvest.org.