Hunger Action Month’s Haiku4Hunger

Surprise!  We are still continuing to inform you, our readers, about how you can get involved in Hunger Action Month.  There is just a little more than a week in September to take action. Won’t you take a few daily actions this month to be a part of Hunger Action Month?

Local writer and poet Carlos Contreras has! In fact he came up with an entire writing project around Hunger Action Month which he is calling Haiku4Hunger.  He is encouraging his students and groups that he works with around Albuquerque to participate in Hunger Action Month by writing.  Contreras and other writers in the community are using hash tag #Haiku4Hunger in social media to increase awareness around hunger with the simple act of writing a haiku or story about hunger. The goal is to fill this wall with writings about hunger, eliminating hunger, and by simply taking some type of action this month to take part in Hunger Action Month.

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Over the past two weeks, Contreras and the Food Bank have collected more than 30 haikus and stories.  Read some of my favorite submissions below, some of which are from students that benefit from the food supplied by the Food Bank.

Myrriah G wrote:
There once was a time
When I couldn’t afford food
I thought I would starve

Sarah G. wrote:
Big gulp breakfast, cheap
Go to school, can’t learn. Just sleep.
Nutrition is key.

Sarah B. wrote:
“Having” [nothing I
Want to eat is not the same
As} “nothing to eat.”

Submit your hunger story or your Haiku4Hunger on our Facebook page, our Twitter page, or right here on our blog.  Be sure to use hash tag #Haiku4Hunger when sharing it on social media.

For those of you that forgot how to write a haiku from English 101, here are instructions.

A haiku is a Japanese form of poetry where the writer uses three lines, and 17 syllables to express a point, feeling, or meaning. The syllables are by line: 5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second line, and 5 syllables in the final line.

Visit our main web page for other ways to get involved in Hunger Action Month including sharing our 30 Ways in 30 Days calendar.

Happy Writing!

Sonya Warwick is the Communications Officer at Roadrunner Food Bank.

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