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Local food bank encourages community to "Go Orange for Hunger Day"

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Hunger is not typically something you would think is a problem in the U.S..

But the fact is that 1 in 6 Americans don't have enough to eat.

Now, food banks across the county are teaming up to fight hunger. September is Hunger Action Month and Thursday, September 5th is Go Orange for Hunger Day.

Locally, the Food Bank of Northern Indiana serves 6 of our counties. They're encouraging all businesses and community members to wear the color to raise awareness about hunger insecurity.

Marijo Martinec, the Director of Community Impact at the Food Bank of Northern Indiana says, "We're asking people to go bold and go bright and support the 16% of residents in Northern Indiana who don't have enough to eat every single day."

We here at FOX28 are proud to be participating in the Go Orange for Hunger Day.

Steve, Courtney and Joe will be sporting their orange accessories on the FOX28 morning show from 6-9. Then Tom, Traci, John, and Dean get their chance to show off some orange on FOX28 News at 10.

The Food Bank of Northern Indiana is encouraging those who wear orange to take a picture and post it on their Facebook page or use Twitter with the hash tags #HungerAction or #GoOrange.

For information on the Food Bank of Northern Indiana, you can visit their website.

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