HUNGER EDUCATION PROGRAM
Hunger Education Program
The Food Bank of the Southern Tier’s commitment to Hunger Education stems from our firm belief that engaging youth in the fight against hunger is central to ending hunger and poverty in our community. This exciting and growing program works with youth of all ages across the Southern Tier to increase their understanding of hunger and poverty.
The Hunger Education program consists of four central initiatives: Hunger 101, Hunger Scholars Program, Mobilizing Faith Communities, and the Change Makers Program. Each element offers students the opportunity to engage with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier in a different way.
Hunger 101 is an interactive, age-appropriate workshop that works with youth to explore the realities of hunger and poverty in our community.
The Hunger Scholars Program is a multi-lesson curricula series that works with youth from pre-k through high school and covers a variety of topics regarding who is hungry, the drivers of poverty, food systems, nutrition, effects of hunger, and many more.
Mobilizing Faith Communities is a curricula series that focuses on youth and adults of faith, providing them educational resources for incorporating social justice work into their ministry.
The Change Makers Program is an intensive skill-building program that guides middle and high school students through the process of building an advocacy/community change campaign targeting hunger in their community.
With funds from the Food Bank’s capital campaign, “Strengthening the Root of Local Hunger Relief,” the Food Bank is currently revamping and enhancing the program in order to offer a greater range of learning activities and to strengthen the advocacy/civic leadership modules for middle and high school students.
The goals of the Hunger Education Program are:
Increase awareness of hunger in the Southern Tier
Increase understanding of the causes, consequences, and responses to hunger and poverty
Increase youth involvement and leadership in projects aimed at addressing hunger and poverty in the Southern Tier
Create skill-building opportunities for young people around making change in their community
Increase awareness of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and the emergency food assistance network
Click here to download a Hunger Education Program fact sheet.
For more information contact:
Randi Lynn Quackenbush, Community Engagement Coordinator
at 607.796.6061 x4039 or email