Our hunger education and outreach offerings include:
Hunger Education Workshops
Our team offers free interactive group workshops for 3rd grade through adult audiences. Workshops educate the community about the Food Bank and the issues that surround hunger and food insecurity as well as help participants identify ways to take action. These experiences can be tailored to the age, knowledge level and number of participants. Past participants include corporate teams, teachers, college students, health professionals, public and private school students, volunteers and more.
One impactful workshop experience is our Community Food Experience. We have both in-person and digital versions of this simulation. This powerful interactive simulation allows participants to gain a deeper understanding of the complexity of hunger and explores the impact food insecurity has on individuals and communities. The digital simulation can be facilitated with groups of 10-50 people ranging in age from middle school to adult. Fill out the workshop request form to schedule a digital Community Food Experience or download a PDF version of the in-person Community Food Experience with facilitation guide to educate your own group.
Click the button below to request a workshop. Once received, our team will follow up with you to confirm details and discuss any questions you may have.
If you are a College/University Student working on a project and would like to speak to a Food Bank representative, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests must be made a minimum of 2 weeks before project deadline.
Hunger 101 Girl Scout Workshop Request
Hunger 101 Patch Request Form
Daisy Patch Request Form
Brownie Patch Request Form
Junior Patch Request Form
Cadette Patch Request Form
Senior Patch Request Form
Ambassador Patch Request Form
We offer multiple opportunities for students to get involved during the summer. Rising 8th through 12th graders interested in learning more about the Food Bank and how to become a change agent in their community can apply to our youth programs. Students get to see firsthand how we support the community and have hands-on opportunities to serve.
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Our Youth Leadership Summit’s goal is to develop and nurture the next generation of leaders to engage in our mission and help build a more food secure future. Each summer, 25 selected participants take part in unique service and leadership opportunities, and use what they learn to become advocates and make a dynamic impact in their communities. If you will be a rising 10th through 12th grade student, have an interest in hunger and poverty issues and are interested in gaining leadership skills to take action within your community, then this is the program for you!
Applications will be available in January 2024.
The Youth Service Summit is an opportunity for students to gain an understanding of the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s work and the challenges of food insecurity through hands-on service experiences. Each summer we select up to 25 rising 8th – 12th grade students who like to take action and are interested in learning through action by volunteering with the Food Bank and within our partner agency network. We ask students to use what they learn and in the course of the next school year complete a service project to tackle a real life problem in their community.
Applications will be available in January 2024.
Our Youth Learn and Serve Days are 1-day introductory service-learning opportunities, offered four times during the year, where students receive an overview of the Food Bank and hunger issues and participate in a volunteer project. We are looking for rising 8th-12th graders who have either never or rarely volunteered with the Food Bank to offer a chance to see and learn what we do and how you can get involved.
Youth Learn and Serve Days are offered once in the fall, once in the spring, and twice during the summer.
Our next Learn and Serve Day will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2023.
Application deadline is September 24, 2023.
The Hunger 101 Curriculum (3rd-Adult)
All of our educational materials, including our Hunger 101 Curriculum can be used by most audiences and age groups and navigates beautifully from boardroom to classroom. To help Georgia teachers, this curriculum was aligned to Georgia Performance Standards and Common Core for easier classroom integration.
- Activity 1 – Food and Life | Examine the many ways food plays a role and has meaning within culture, history, families and communities.
- Activity 2- Defining Hunger, Food Security and Poverty | Students will develop an understanding of what the Atlanta Community Food Bank and other hunger-fighting organizations mean when referring to hunger, food security and poverty in our community. Participants will examine how these words can be interpreted in different ways and how they relate to one another.
- Activity 3- Who is Food Insecure? | Students will develop an understanding of who is affected by food insecurity and will explore prevailing myths and misconceptions of food insecurity in the United States.
- Activity 4- Responses to Hunger and Poverty in the U.S. | Explore the relationship between a household’s income and its level of food security, as well as the community and government responses to hunger and poverty. Students will learn about the daily challenges millions of people face in this country.
- Activity 5- Family Budgets | Allow students to identify and expand their understanding of both community and government responses to hunger. They will also learn how they can respond through action and advocacy to fight hunger in their community.
- Activity 6- How Access Defines What We Eat | Illuminate how barriers to access to nutritious food impact both individual and community health.
- Activity 7- Building Miniature Houses | Explore the unequal distribution of resources and how individuals can be more aware and work together to better serve the community.
- Activity 8- Hunger Myth Masher Quiz | Quickly assess how much you know and understand about hunger in our community. Great to take prior to diving into the Hunger 101 Curriculum and then again after you have participated in all of the curriculum activities.