Did you know that almost 1 in 6 people are projected to face food insecurity due to the Covid19 Pandemic?
Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, has a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs to respond to increased demand for food assistance this year. Finding the food bank network in your area is a great place to start working on solutions to combat hunger and food scarcity.
Contact your local food bank to see how you can help during the holidays and beyond.
There are many food bank locations and networks, including in or near your community. Students can reach out – virtually or in person – to schedule an information session or Q&A time. This will help students find the current needs in your area and determine the focus for their project.
- One team found that the current need was organizing food on the warehouse shelves.
- Another team elected to volunteer at pickup locations to load food into cars for recipients.
- Both projects followed all social distancing guidelines.
For students and teams in need of virtual projects:
- One student created poster art for an upcoming giving campaign.
- Another student created an advocacy campaign around the weaknesses they saw in the way their family received food. This campaign helped the food bank staff see opportunities to improve the process.
As you work on Lessons 2 & 3: ACT, connecting with a hunger organization will bring expertise to your projects and spark new ideas.