Did you know that one in five kids in the United States experiences hunger? In a country with as many resources as ours, that is astonishing. And, hey, we gotta do something. Share Our Strength (SOS), a national nonprofit dedicated to ending childhood hunger, is asking you to wear orange this month in support of their Go Orange for No Kid Hungry drive, which is raising awareness of the issue. (That's Amandla Stenberg, a.k.a. Rue from The Hunger Games, pictured, standing strong for the cause!)
SOS is also hosting an essay contest through September 24th with the question: "Why is ending childhood hunger in America important to you?" Got something to say? Let your voice be heard in 500 words or less! Every entrant receives a prize, and winners will get up to $500 cash. (FYI: you have to be under 21 to enter.)
What else can you do? Learn how to help with fundraising and awareness activities in your area (you may even be able to dine out at a restaurant that's helping to solve the problem). And that wearing orange thing? You can do it any way you like -- in a full dress, on your nails or around your finger. Get creative!