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What is Hunger 101?

Hunger 101 is our gateway programming for youth. There are three
age-appropriate levels that are available for download below. This
one-hour, experiential activity walks participants through what hunger is, who
is hungry in the Southern Tier, what causes hunger, and what we can do about hunger. Programming for younger children focuses on the importance of sharing and the concept of community.

These experiential, hands-on lessons are the foundation of our Hunger Education program and are a great addition to service activities, food drives or for groups that want to learn about the reality of hunger in the Southern Tier.

How Do I Schedule a Hunger 101 Workshop?

If you are interested in having your student group participate in a Hunger 101 workshop, please contact the Community Engagement Coordinator to schedule a workshop. Alternatively, community facilitators are encouraged to download the lesson guides below to use with their youth group.

We are excited to have these lesson guides available for use by people across the Southern Tier and beyond. However, it is essential that we track how many youth are involved in Hunger Scholars Programming and how the curriculum guide is being used. This tracking, along with your feedback, will help us improve the guide, be more strategic in our outreach efforts and seek funding opportunities that will enable us to continue this work.
In each lesson guide, you will find a programming and documentation form. Please fill this out and return it to the Community Engagement Coordinator once you have completed your programming. Food Bank of the Southern Tier staff will be in touch with you if you complete the online form in order to download these lesson guides.

Click here to download the Hunger 101 Lesson guides.

What Hunger 101 lessons are available for download?
The Importance of Sharing: Pre-Kindergarten-2nd grade
The Web of Hunger: 3rd grade-6th grade
The Reality of Hunger in the Southern Tier: 7th grade-12th grade

For more information contact:
Randi Lynn Quackenbush, Community Engagement Coordinator
at 607.796.6061 x4039 or email

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