Heads Up! September

_HAMSeptember is Hunger Action Month. It’s also Prostate Awareness Month. Both need our attention. The High Plains Food Bank is trying to raise $90,000 in September to help feed the hungry. According to a recent interview on High Plains Public Radio, the High Plains Food Bank feeds some 90,000 people per year in the Texas Panhandle. Their mission is to alleviate hunger in the Texas Panhandle, which covers 29 counties. According to a spokesman for the High Plains Food Bank, there are some 9000 households in the Texas Panhandle being served by the High Plains Food Bank. This translates to almost 30,000 individuals who are “food insecure” requiring additional help. The High Plains Food Bank distributes food through 165 or so agencies. The symbolic orange plastic spoon hanging off a nose is the visual for the High Plains Food Bank to draw attention to the continuing need for food to so many families. Donations can be made at www.hpfb.org, or by calling 806-3754-8562.

September is also Prostate Awareness Month. Here in the Panhandle free prostate examinations will be given on September 12th at 45th and Cornel Street in the Canyon Cancer Survivor Center. The free screening will take place from 9:00 until 1:00 pm. You can get more information about the free prostate screening at http://www.hcfamarillo.org/, or by calling 806-331-6936. There will also be a Friends of Fogelberg concert on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at the Globe News Performing Arts Center. The free prostate screening and concert commemorate the life of the late musician Dan Fogelberg. You can get more information at FriendsofFogelberg.com.

Copyright 2015 – L. Arthalia Cravin. All rights Reserved. No part of this commentary may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without written permission from the author.

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