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Help Fight Hunger

Every night, nearly 1 billion people around the world go to bed hungry.

Hunger is defined as not having access to enough food every day.

Food insecurity is another important term, and it refers to people who don’t know when their next meal will be. Folks all over the world are working to end the fight against hunger and food insecurity. Will you join the fight?

Ready to Make a Difference?

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Did you know…

795 million people around the world are hungry.

40 million Americans go hungry every day.

1 in 6 kids in the U.S. don’t know when their next meal will be.

30-40 percent of all food goes to waste in the US each year.

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How can you help?

You need food to live, and people facing hunger and food insecurity struggle with challenges to their health, growth and survival. Here are ways you can help end the fight.

  • Deliver meals. Many elderly people are homebound and hungry. As a family, you can hand-deliver meals to people in need, helping them fight hunger and loneliness at the same time. See how Meals on Wheels works. And check out our partners, St. Vincent Meals on Wheels. (Los Angeles)
  • Share a PB&J. You can make a difference in someone’s day just by using ingredients you might already have at home. Many organizations accept sandwich donations to deliver to hungry neighbors. Learn more.
  • Volunteer at a food bank. Food banks, food shelters, and food pantries are serving so many people a day, they could always use an extra hand. Check to see if your local food bank, food shelter, or food pantry has age limits for volunteers or requires you to have an adult with you. Then, all you need is a positive attitude and readiness to help. Here’s an example.
  • Find a cause you love. Pick an issue or project in your community that speaks to you – and speak up. Start your search now.
  • Walk to raise money. Find or organize a walk-a-thon or bike-a-thon to raise money and help feed hungry people in your hometown. Ready to lace up?

Our Nonprofit Partners

These are just a few of the inspiring partners we work with to fight hunger:

Food Finders

Los Angeles

They connect donated perishable food to hundreds of nonprofit pantries and shelters throughout Southern California in order to reduce hunger and food waste, simultaneously.

 

Community Cooks

Boston

This group gives homemade meals to neighbors and families facing hunger and food insecurity.

Food for Free

Boston

Everyone should have access to healthy food, and Food for Free helps that happen.

 

Food on Foot

Los Angeles

They help the poor and homeless of Los Angeles through programs that provide nutritious meals, clothing, and work opportunities.

 

Additional Online Resources

Interested in learning more? Check out these organizations and their websites for more information!

Free Rice
Practice your vocabulary, and for every right answer, 10 grains of rice are donated to help end world hunger. Try it now.

Oxfam Hunger Banquet®
Host a hunger banquet that raises money to fight hunger while teaching everyone about food inequality. Learn how.

Hunger Map
Download the latest map to see how hunger impacts different parts of the world. Learn more.

Why Hunger
Learn more about who hunger affects and how many people in the U.S. and around the world are fighting for food. Get the facts.

*The books, websites, charities, and/or other entities we share does not imply explicit endorsement by PGK, nor does PGK have any responsibility for the content provided by other organizations or websites. Content on this site is provided for informational purposes only.

Educational Materials

Teachers and parents can teach kids about helping animals in the classroom or at home with our educational materials.

Choose the grade level below to find a lesson plan.

Elementary School Lesson Plan

Overview

This lesson will focus on hunger and its effects on the mind and body. Students will explore the causes of hunger and the importance of fighting hunger in all communities.

Objectives
  • Students will explore how it feels to be hungry and how it affects your mind and body
  • Students will gain an understanding of the reasons why some people are hungry and not able to get enough food
  • Students will reflect on their ability to positively impact the lives of those that are hungry in their community
Time

Two 45 - 60 minute sessions

Subject

English Language Arts, Literature, Writing



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Middle School Lesson Plan

Overview

This lesson will focus on the crisis of childhood hunger in the United States and how it affects the future of our country.

Objectives
  • Students will explore the causes of hunger in America and how hunger affects children academically, physically, socially and emotionally
  • Students will reflect on ways to help fight hunger in their communities
Time

One 60 minute and Two 45 - 60 minute sessions

Subject

English Language Arts, Literature, Writing



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High School Lesson Plan

Overview

This lesson will focus on hunger as a national issue, with a specific focus on the college student demographic. Students will explore reasons for the rising number of food insecure college students, its negative impacts, and current initiatives designed to help fight hunger among this demographic.

Objectives
  • Students will explore the causes of hunger in America and how hunger affects children academically, physically, socially and emotionally
  • Students will reflect on ways to help fight hunger in their communities
Time

Two 60 minute sessions

Subject

English Language Arts, Literature, Writing



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