DES MOINES, Iowa — The Food Bank of Iowa is encouraging people to wear orange Thursday in support of hunger awareness.
According to the USDA, 49 million Americans are food insecure which means they may not know where their next meal is coming from.
That includes 16 million children and nearly five million seniors.
You can help raise awareness by sharing your picture in orange on Twitter with the Food Bank and by using #HungerAction.
Panera is donating 10-percent of its proceeds Thursday from any customer who mentions Hunger Action Day.
More events are set up throughout the month.
Another organization is also helping families with young children who may not have the money for diapers.
“Eve’s Diaper Bag” is giving away free diapers and baby wipes to families Thursday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Riverfront YMCA on Locust Street in Des Moines.
The community outreach program takes place every Tuesday and Thursday evening at the same time.