Woman's Day Tackles Food Insecurity In September 2015 Issue "I Had No Money For Food"

Media mogul Cathy Hughes, entrepreneur Tony Robbins and Olympic athlete Emily Scott share their stories in the September issue of Woman's Day to support Feeding America's Hunger Action Month

Aug 12, 2015, 12:10 ET from Feeding America

NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of a year-long partnership with Feeding America to raise hunger awareness, Woman's Day profiled media mogul Cathy Hughes, the founder and chairperson of Radio One, entrepreneur Tony Robbins and Olympic short track speed skater, Emily Scott, in the September 2015 issue, on newsstands this week.

These three individuals have all struggled with food-insecurity at one point in their lives and shared their success stories in support of Feeding America's Hunger Action Month, which kicks off on September 1. Hunger Action Month is a nationwide campaign to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger. The campaign brings greater attention to hunger in the U.S. and promotes ways for people everywhere to get involved in the movement to fight it.

Cathy Hughes grew up hungry, but never let her struggles keep her from her dreams. Now a successful media mogul, and the founder and chairperson of Radio One, Cathy donates food to homeless shelters and to seniors who often have to choose between food and medicine.

Tony Robbins recalled his experience of growing up in a household where food was scarce and how that inspired him to help others and support Feeding America. Tony now donates 20 meals for each person who attends one of his speaking events and has issued the 100 Million Meals Challenge, a donation drive aimed at providing 100 million meals by the end of 2015.

Emily Scott opened up about her battle with hunger while training for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, and how the generosity of strangers who donated to her during her training inspires her to give back to Feeding America and to support those in need.

"Working with Feeding America on this partnership and sharing these inspiring success stories with our readers has been such an important step in breaking down the stigma surrounding food insecurities," said Susan Spencer, Editor in Chief, Woman's Day. "We hope these stories will encourage our readers to support Hunger Action Month and show how small acts of generosity can make a huge difference in the fight against hunger in their own communities."

"Feeding America is tremendously grateful to Woman's Day for the coverage and support they have provided to our work and mission this year," said Matt Knott, president of Feeding America. "The personal stories shared in this issue are proof that the work of our food banks, along with other safety-net programs, really do help lift children out of poverty and help them to not only survive, but to thrive."

Read more about these inspiring stories here:

Cathy Hughes: http://www.womansday.com/life/real-women/a51508/media-mogul-cathy-hughes-knows-what-its-like-to-suffer-from-hunger/

Emily Scott: http://www.womansday.com/life/real-women/a51499/emily-scott-olympics-feeding-america/

Tony Robbins: http://www.womansday.com/life/a51472/tony-robbins-feeding-america/

To learn how you can get involved in your own community, visit: www.womansday.com/hunger.

About Woman's Day
Woman's Day is an indispensable resource to 20 million women. The brand speaks to readers' values and focuses on what's important. The pages empower women with smart solutions for core concerns—health, home, food, style and money, and celebrate connections cherished with family, friends and community. Whether in-book, online, mobile or through social outlets, we provide inspiring insight and fresh ideas on how to get the most of everything. Woman's Day inspires its loyal audience with actionable and relatable tools to lead a vibrant, healthy and satisfying life. Woman's Day is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst Corporation, one of the nation's largest diversified media and information companies. With 21 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the leading publisher of monthly magazines in terms of total paid circulation (AAM 2H 2014), reaching 78 million readers (Spring 2015 MRI gfk) and 54 million site visitors each month (comScore). Follow Woman's Day on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

About Feeding America
Feeding America is a nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through food pantries and meal programs in communities throughout America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate.  Together we can solve hunger. Visit http://www.feedingamerica.org/. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.

Contacts:
Carrie Carlson, carriecarlson@hearst.com
Ross Fraser, rfraser@feedingamerica.org, 312-641-6422

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