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Teacher's Resources

The pressures on our community’s teachers are ever increasing. In the face of increased testing, evaluation and emphasis on standards it can be hard for teachers to make time for “non-traditional” material in the classroom. It is our hope that Hunger Education program can serve as a tool to educators in their efforts to reinforce other content and ground their lessons in a real-world context.

In the past, Hunger Education has been used in a variety of “in-classroom” contexts including:
family and consumer science classes, high school economics class, service learning projects, and as a high school and middle school elective course.

In an effort to make Hunger Education Program a resource to classroom teachers, we have the following resources:

Common Core State Standards for the Hunger Scholars Curriculum:
The Hunger Scholars
curriculum has been aligned to Common Core State Standards.

Book Review Projects:
The Food Bank of the Southern Tier has a library of fantastic books related to hunger and poverty for all age levels. If you are interested in having your students do a “Book Review” project where they use the Book Review Form or write more formal reviews of books. We have books to loan classes interested in this project and will then feature your students and their book reviews on our 
“Reading List & Reviews” website.

School Food and Fund Drive Support:
Many schools sponsor annual food or fund drives that
benefit the Food Bank of the Southern Tier or one of our member agencies. We have resources to help enrich these efforts and also have age-appropriate programming that can help students connect the drive to the broader issue of hunger in their community.

Guest Speakers:
We at the Food Bank are happy to come into classrooms as guest speakers,
presenting programming or general information about hunger and what we do.

Please contact the Community Engagement Coordinator to discuss how we can support you, as teacher, integrate Hunger Education into your classroom.

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

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