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The Food Bank has an abundance of educational materials and resources that are available for your use.  Please read below to explore all of the options!

If you would like more information on our educational materials after reading about them here, contact Education and Outreach at education@acfb.org or 404.892.FEED (3333) x1228.

Hunger 101 Curriculum

Hunger 101 Curriculum materials were developed in the early 90s with the help of Emory University’s School of Public Health and recently updated with the help of Georgia State University’s School of Social Work. The materials are full of facts, resources and fabulous activities that you can use to educate your community, office or classroom about hunger and poverty. The entire Hunger 101 Curriculum can be downloaded, or you can choose to download sections of the Curriculum: individual modules, resource pages or activities.

Hunger 101 - Full Curriculum 
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Target Age – Module 1 is suitable for community members of all ages.  Module 2 is best suited for kids 4th grade and up, as well as adults.
This curriculum is full of facts, activities and resources that create awareness about hunger as a local, national and global problem. It has materials for all ages and can be used in the classroom, with youth groups and as a guide to lead workshops within almost any community organization. Download the Full Curriculum.

Hunger 101 - Module 1 
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Target Age - Community members of all ages 
This curriculum is full of facts, activities and resources that create awareness about hunger as a local, national and global problem. It has materials for all ages and can be used in the classroom, with youth groups and as a guide to lead workshops within almost any community organization.  Download Module 1.

Hunger 101 - Module 2 
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Target Age - Best suited for kids 4th grade and up, as well as adults
One of the unique features of this curriculum is that it allows participants to temporarily step into the shoes of a family that is dealing with the issue of food insecurity due to a lack of financial resources. This module can be used in the classroom, with youth groups and as a guide to lead workshops within almost any community organization. Download Module 2.

Curriculum Resources

The below resources are included in our full curriculum, but can be downloaded as a separate set for your convenience. Download our Curriculum Resources.

  • Food Bank Glossary
  • Reading List
  • Film List
  • Websites
Curriculum Activities

Hunger 101 Activities Packet 
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downloadable packet of 10 printable Hunger 101 Activities from our curriculum. These are also created as separate PDFs so you can choose the activities most appropriate for your group:

  1. The Meaning of Food
  2. Building Miniature Houses
  3. Defining Hunger, Poverty and Food Security
  4. Who is Hungry
  5. What are Hunger's Consequences
  6. Family Budgets
  7. Responses to Hunger in the United States
  8. How Access Defines What We Eat
  9. The Bag Game
  10. Hunger Myth Masher Quiz
Additional Activities

The Community Food Experience
Target Age - Community members of all ages

The Community Food Experience helps us better understand challenges facing our neighbors, friends, and family. It allows us to step into new shoes for a moment, to learn or remember, and to bring into focus what needs doing and changing. It is a call to action - please join us! To schedule the Community Food Experience workshop for your group of 20-50, or to ask questions, please contact education@acfb.org. The simulation takes about 1.5 hours. You can also download a copy of the game here.

Girl Scout Hunger 101 Patch Project
Girl Scouts can earn a patch by participating in the Hunger 101 program. Download a copy of the information book. The patch project includes not only classroom instruction but also action steps that help scouts get involved in hunger relief efforts.

For more information on our educational materials, contact Education and Outreach at education@acfb.org or 404.892.FEED (3333) x1228.