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MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (WCCO) — Wearing orange on Thursday can help get peoples’ attention for a good cause. September is Hunger Awareness Month, and Second Harvest Heartland is hosting Go Orange Day.

You might not see it but 600,000 thousand Minnesotans and residents of western Wisconsin are at risk of missing a meal every day. Here’ s how you can help.

Obviously the usual donated goods like canned foods are needed. But you can also donate your time by volunteering. Second Harvest Heartland officials said they hope to hit 10,000 volunteer hours and they will match every hour with $5. That’s 50 thousand dollars that will stay here locally.

You can also host your own food drive. No group is too small, even a family can host one and we have. And you can help Thursday by wearing orange in support of Hunger Awareness Month and by dedicating your social media page to raising awareness about hunger.

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