What healthy foods do food banks and soup kitchens provide? Show them in an awareness-building grocery-bag mobile.
Find out where your nearest food bank is located. Plan a group trip to visit it. Find out when its shelves are most likely to be empty and what types of food are needed. Prepare a presentation for your group to kick off a food drive.
Bring your awareness to restaurants and other food services. Ask them to donate leftover food to a nearby shelter, soup kitchen, or food bank.
Older children can learn about the three pillars of food security (availability, accessibility, and best use of food) and what these mean to address world hunger.
Assessment: Determine whether foods are suitable for donating, nutritious, and whether the mobile conveys a compelling message.
Students empathize with the plight of hungry people.
Students discover one way that hungry people are fed in their area.
Student gain awareness of the specific needs of a food bank and render their understanding in a 3-D format.
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