Child Hunger in the District is NOT a Game

Have a heart, do your part in the food drive!

In an effort to raise awareness about the realities of child hunger in D.C., the Southwest Library will be hosting a food drive from March 10th to 24th. Please drop off donations of low sodium canned goods and whole grain dry food at the Hunger Action Station, conveniently located on the first floor reading room near the circulation and the information desks. Don't forget to pick up an information packet before you go!

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? Together we can help end child hunger and make healthy eating simple and practical in all of our lives! Our partner, Capital Area Food Bank, recommends the following healthy food donation items:

Canned Fruits (in its own juices or light syrup)
Canned Vegetables (low sodium, no salt added)
Dry Cereal (multigrain cereal, cheerios, corrnflakes, grapenuts, raisin bran
Grains (brown & white rice, oatmeal, bulgur, quinoa, couscous, macaroni & cheese)bag of food
Canned Proteins (tuna, salmon, chicken, peanut butter, beans)
Soups (beef stew, chili, chicken noodle, turkey & rice)
Condiments (tomato based sauces, light soy sauce, ketchup, mustard, salad dressing, oils)
100% Juice (all sizes, including juice boxes)

This drive is in anticipation of the March 23rd release of the film adaptation of book#1 in Suzanne Collins' popular The Hunger Games trilogy. All donations will benefit Capital Area Food Bank. Visit the Southwest Library webpage for information about other Hunger Games-inspired events and activities for fans and volunteers!