SAN ANTONIO --  The San Antonio Food Bank and Whataburger are kicking off the ninth annual "Go Orange to Fight Hunger" campaign.

The initiative is a month-long effort designed to mobilize Southwest Texans to take action and fight hunger throughout September, known as Hunger Action Month.

This year, Whataburger will conduct a customer fundraising event from now until Sept. 30. Customers who visit any San Antonio or New Braunfels Whataburger restaurant and donate at least $1 will receive a thank-you coupon for a free Whataburger with a purchase of medium fries and a 32-ounce drink.

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During the month of September, Whataburger will also be donating $1 for every T-shirt sale from the hunger collection in the Whatastore at

In 2017, Whataburger’s efforts helped the Food Bank provide more than 420,000 meals to area children, seniors, individuals and families in need.

The Food Bank’s "Go Orange for Hunger" campaign offers companies and individuals many opportunities to make a difference by raising funds and awareness for hunger relief.