Hunger Education Workshops
Our team offers free interactive group workshops for 3rd grade through adult audiences. Workshops educate the community about the work of the Food Bank and the issues that surround hunger and food insecurity. These experiences can be tailored to the age, knowledge level and number of participants, and can be held at the Food Bank, on an online platform, or offsite within the metro-area. A workshop can be facilitated with groups of 15-50 people and will both educate and help participants identify ways to take action. Past participants include corporate teams, teachers, college students, health professionals, public and private school students, volunteers and more. Schedule a workshop or get more info by contacting us.
Community Food Experience
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 simulation can be facilitated with groups of 25-50 people ranging in age from middle school to adult. Contact us to learn more and to schedule or download a PDF version of the simulation to facilitate on your own.
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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Hunger 101 Girl Scout Patch Program
Over twenty years ago, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc. and the Atlanta Community Food Bank partnered to develop the Hunger 101 Patch Project for Girl Scout Daisies through Girl Scout Ambassadors. Through the Hunger 101 Patch Project, Girl Scouts are encouraged to learn and take actions that engage, educate and empower them to fight hunger in their community. They will also be encouraged to volunteer and experience volunteering as an activity that they can make throughout their lives. Scouts will complete a Hunger 101 workshop and have the opportunity to choose activities in three focus areas: Hunger, Nutrition and Gardening.
STAY TUNED- new Hunger 101 Patch Program coming in February!
Youth Program Options
Youth Leadership Summit
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!
Youth Service Summit
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.
Youth Learn and Serve Day
Our Youth Learn and Serve Day is a 1-day introductory service learning opportunity 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.
The Hunger 101 Curriculum (K-12)
For K-12 Instructors was created specifically for teachers in Georgia Public Schools and aligns with GPS and Common Core standards for easier classroom integration. All of our educational materials, including the curriculum which can be downloaded here, Hunger 101 Curriculum, can be used by most audiences and age groups and navigate beautifully from boardroom to classroom.
- Activity 1 – Food and Life examines 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. explores 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 allows 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 illuminates how barriers to access to nutritious food impact both individual and community health.
- Activity 7- Building Miniature Houses is an exploration into 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.