McALLEN September is Hunger Action Month! Feeding America and the Food Bank RGV are promoting awareness for the entire month of September through a variety of events, fundraisers and the help of local businesses and volunteers.

H-E-B will kick-off Hunger Action Month with an event at 11 a.m., Wednesday, August 31, at the H-E-B Plus, 901 W. Exp. 83, San Juan. They will also present a donation on behalf of H-E-B customers as part of their Help End Hunger campaign.

Alhambra, 519 S. 17th, McAllen, will also be hosting a kick-off mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8.

Local businesses like Yo La La, 5612 N. 10th St. Ste. 300, McAllen, will also donate 15 percent of sales from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sept. 9.

Select Rio Grande Valley Whataburger restaurants will also be donating 20 percent of sales from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 14. Locations will be listed on the Food Bank RGV website: www.foodbankrgv.com.

For more information on the Food Bank of the RGV and its other programs, contact: Omar I. Rodriguez, Manager of Communications & Advocacy, 956-682-8101 ext. 36 or e-mail: omarir@foodbankrgv.com or visit www.foodbankrgv.com.