Rochester Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon joined officials from the regional food bank, Foodlink, in proclaiming September "Hunger Action Month."
Foodlink Executive Director Tom Ferraro says over 50-thousand children in the region don't know where their next meal is coming from.
And nationwide, one in five children face food insecurity.
Foodlink is raising awareness of the problem, and has put out a call to action to people to join the hunger relief effort.
Foodlink will hold its largest fundraiser, "Festival of Food" on September 16th at the Public Market.
It's also making available a calendar which outlines things people can do on a daily basis to combat hunger and its root causes.
Here's part of the proclamation read by Rochester Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon on behalf of Mayor Tom Richards: