Mark Norris: Wear orange for ‘Hunger Action Day’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris is calling on Tennesseans to wear orange on “Hunger Action Day.”

September is “Hunger Action Month,” a nationwide campaign mobilizing the public to take action on the issue of hunger.

Norris wants people to wear orange on Thursday to draw attention to the cause and launch the month-long effort.

Norris is also chairman of the national Council of State Governments, which has launched a nationwide focus on hunger.

The Collierville Republican organized a Legislative Nutrition Caucus in the Tennessee General Assembly this year and has organized three food packaging events since June in Memphis, Little Rock and Anchorage, with volunteers packaging more than 100,000 meals for those in need.