Hunger Action Month turns Dallas landmarks orange
September 11, 2012 by James
A number of landmarks in Dallas Texas will be painted orange in recognition of Hunger Action Month. The campaign has been launched to increase awareness of the number of people in North Texas who do not have enough food and often go hungry. September has been named ‘Hunger Action Month’ by the North Texas Food Bank, which is calling for more volunteers.
At the beginning of September, Jesse Metcalfe, who stars in Dallas and Pauline Medrano, Mayor Pro-Tem, launched a 30-hour marathon to sort food, which was warmly welcomed by the president and CEO of the food bank Jan Pruitt. Since the food bank was launched in 1982, it has shipped out nearly six million pounds of food. However, Pruitt states that it is still not enough, with one in every six people in North Texas living in hunger.
A number of landmarks in Dallas will be decorated orange, which is the signature color of Hunger Action Month. The landmarks to be decorated include the statue of a giraffe at Dallas Zoo, the Omni Dallas Convention Center Hotel, and spaces throughout the city. Jesse Metcalfe started his voluntary work at the food bank back in November 2011. The Dallas star admits that volunteering there has made an impact on his life, as he struggles with the concept of families and seniors going without food.
The food bank will possibly use local poster printing services to promote the Hunger Action Month and other campaigns, gaining more volunteers to help those who go hungry.