Hunger

"Sip and Serve" Party with a Purpose

Your family can hold a "Sip and Serve" Party with a Purpose as a birthday party or as a volunteer activity for family, friends and neighbors. Before your guests sip their tea, they "serve" the community by making sack lunches for the hungry Here's what you're doing: Make sack lunches for people struggling with hunger. Here's what you need: White lunch bags Fruit cups and juice boxes Granola bars Paper, washable markers, crayons, etc. All things...Read more

Bank On Our Help

Food banks need food, but they also need people power to organize and distribute the food. Your family can lend a helping hand, while learning about the hunger needs in your community. Here's your project: Volunteer at a food bank to help organize or package food. Supply List: Thank-you card Anything the food bank asks you to bring How To: Contact your local food bank and tell them you want to volunteer as a family. Make sure you tell them the...Read more

Rally Around a Cause

Did you know... A rally is a great way to bring a large number of people together to learn more about the importance of certain issues in our communities. You might choose to hold a rally about anti-violence, equal rights, the environment, or animal welfare, for example. The community, politicians, and businesses will be sent a clear message about the importance of the topic you choose. And best of all, children of all ages can take on...Read more

Caring Cornucopias

Thanksgiving is a time of year for families to sit together and discuss the things that they are grateful for while enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving meal. It is perhaps the most opportune time for parents to talk to children about what they are thankful for and the importance of giving. There are many families who will not have the opportunity to celebrate this holiday, as they might like to, and some live in your own town. Your family can...Read more

Food Share Garden

Your family can help feed hungry Americans by sharing your gift of gardening to provide others with nutritious fresh food Here's what you're doing: Growing extra food in your garden to donate to an organization to help feed hungry American families Here's what you need: A plot of land with well-drained soil Gardening tools Seeds or plants Easy accessible water supply and mulch Here's how you do it! Discuss with your children your plan for the...Read more

January Harvest

There is often a post-holiday slump in food donations. Encourage families to pick up some extra non-perishable food items during their holiday shopping. Then kick-off the New Year with a food drive to collect those extras. Interesting fact: In the U.S., 49 million people don't know where their next meal will come from.Read more

Family Food Drive

With your family, hold a food drive in your neighborhood to feed families in need and create awareness about hunger in your community Here's what you're doing: Helping feed hungry or food-insecure families in your community by holding a food drive Here's what you need: Paper or recyclable grocery bags Fliers and markers Tape or staples Here's how you do it! Call a local food pantry or soup kitchen and find out what food items they need Design...Read more

Bank on Our Help

Food banks need food, but they also need people power to get food into the hands of those who need it. Your family can lend a helping hand, while learning about the hunger needs in your community. Interesting Fact: In the U.S., 49 million people don't know where their next meal will come from.Read more

Healthy kits for kids!

Imagine that you are a homeless child... you wake up at the shelter where you and your family are staying. You need to get ready for school, but you do not have toothpaste or a toothbrush. Project: Provide grooming essentials to children in shelters Here's what you need: A 1-gallon size plastic zip-lock bag 1 toothbrush 1 small tube of toothpaste 1 large comb or small hairbrush 1 small bottle of shampoo 1 small face cloth 1 travel size bar of...Read more

Meals on Wheels

Volunteering for "Meals On Wheels" to deliver prepared dinners to homebound seniors is a great opportunity for your family to connect with seniors in your community. Your family can volunteer to deliver the meals and make hand-decorated placemats and greeting cards to be delivered with the meal. Another idea is to make a Toiletry Gift Bag to add to their meal tray.Read more

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