Hunger Action Month: Volunteers needed

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - One in four north Alabama children are food insecure. So with gloves in tow, much-needed volunteers put in hours at the Food Bank of North Alabama.

"We provide food to over 230 agencies," said Laura Fincher, community agency relations manager.

Volunteers are always needed to inspect and sort food.

Thursday's volunteers included Marshall Space Flight Center employees and ladies from the Order of the Eastern Star.

Also in the bunch were volunteers from the Madison County Arc, catered to mentally-disabled adults wanting to give back.

"They're just not receiving our help, they're trying to help others," said Arc aide Robert Grissom. "It's very good for them mentally."

September is Hunger Action Month, and it's no coincidence that the national effort to feed millions is right before the busiest time of the year.

"September is an effort for the food bank to stock up for Thanksgiving and the holidays," said Shawna Olwen, Worthy Matron of Huntsville 537 of the Order of the Eastern Star.

The Food Bank of North Alabama feeds over 80,000 unduplicated people annually. More hands are needed to continue making that impact.

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Contact Laura Fincher by calling 256-382-0296 or emailing