Downtown Spokane will be lit up orange for 'Hunger Awareness Month'

SPOKANE, Wash. - Starting Thursday, Downtown Spokane will be lit up orange for Hunger Action Day.

Orange lights will illuminate the Fox Theater, the Steam Plant stacks, the Pavilion and the Spokane Arena.

Second Harvest, the Downtown Spokane Partnership and the City of Spokane have teamed up to take on hunger in the community. A City Council proclamation on Monday deemed September as ‘Hunger Action Month,’ with the goal of spreading hunger awareness.

According to the non-profit organization, hundreds of thousands of people experience food insecurity on a regular basis. Furthermore, they lack access to enough nutritious food to live a healthy life. They say that ‘no one can reach their full potential on an empty stomach.’

Feeding America, which Second Harvest is a part of, is the largest hunger-relief organization in the nation, providing meals for over 46 million people every year. They support programs that prevent food waste, provide food security, and educate the public on hunger awareness.