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Resources for Educators

What is Hunger? And, who is experiencing it?

Hunger is a condition in which people do not get enough food to provide the nutrients for fully productive, active lives. Hunger, food insecurity, and poverty are all inextricably linked in our community and we are living in times where it is getting harder and harder for families to make ends meet.

As a result, many people are finding themselves skipping meals or cutting back on the quality or quantity of food they purchase for themselves and their families.  Many families also have to make the difficult choice of choosing to buy food or pay for housing or medicine.

An educational project of the Gallatin Valley Food Bank,  Hunger 101,  is a flexible curriculum that offers a broad range of multi-session curriculum programs, stand-alone interactive sessions, and diverse small group activities that explore the issues of hunger and poverty in Gallatin County/Montana, the US, and the World.

Click here to download a copy of the curriculum

Ten Hunger Awareness Activities

Hunger 101 is designed to open people’s eyes by sharing information, activities and ideas with children, teens, and adults of all ages.

  • The curriculum increases awareness of food insecurity, hunger, and poverty while addressing the causes and consequences of these serious problems.
  • The program encourages participants to form their own opinions on the issues surrounding food insecurity, hunger, and poverty and explore possible solutions.

Hunger 101 also includes a workshop that we can lead for you at your school or organization.  Please contact the Food Bank to request a speaker who can guide your group through the Community Food Game or a custom made presentation to fit your needs and interests.

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