September is Hunger Action Month and the Ross County Hunger Coalition continues it's fight against hunger in the area. Hunger action month is an important way to make the communtiy aware of what the hunger situation in the area.
It also is another reason to bring people together to let them know that the coalition, and the many partners it has, are really working to eliminate hunger in the community.
As part of the their whole health initiative, The Hunger Coalition is seeking to expand their outreach to nutrition and healthy eating by providing education to the community.
"Food is certainly a basic need, but how we use it, how we prepare it, how we shop for it, all of that can make a big difference," according to Mary Elsass of the United Way.
The Coalition thinks they can be very helpful with some tips and education for the community.
Due to extra sites this year and bringing food in more often to allow more people to get to the food this year the Coalition distributed 128 tons of food and served 4,409 households.
In it's second year serving the community the United Way and the Ross County Hunger Coalition have made progress by bringing more groups together and establishing permanent sites in Bainbridge and in the Huntington area on Mt. Tabor.