Hunger

January Harvest

There is often a post-holiday slump in food donations. Encourage families to pick up some extra non-perishable food items during their holiday shopping. Then kick-off the New Year with a food drive to collect those extras. Interesting fact: In the U.S., 49 million people don't know where their next meal will come from.Read more

Family Food Drive

With your family, hold a food drive in your neighborhood to feed families in need and create awareness about hunger in your community Here's what you're doing: Helping feed hungry or food-insecure families in your community by holding a food drive Here's what you need: Paper or recyclable grocery bags Fliers and markers Tape or staples Here's how you do it! Call a local food pantry or soup kitchen and find out what food items they need Design...Read more

Bank on Our Help

Food banks need food, but they also need people power to get food into the hands of those who need it. Your family can lend a helping hand, while learning about the hunger needs in your community. Interesting Fact: In the U.S., 49 million people don't know where their next meal will come from.Read more

Healthy kits for kids!

Imagine that you are a homeless child... you wake up at the shelter where you and your family are staying. You need to get ready for school, but you do not have toothpaste or a toothbrush. Project: Provide grooming essentials to children in shelters Here's what you need: A 1-gallon size plastic zip-lock bag 1 toothbrush 1 small tube of toothpaste 1 large comb or small hairbrush 1 small bottle of shampoo 1 small face cloth 1 travel size bar of...Read more

Meals on Wheels

Volunteering for "Meals On Wheels" to deliver prepared dinners to homebound seniors is a great opportunity for your family to connect with seniors in your community. Your family can volunteer to deliver the meals and make hand-decorated placemats and greeting cards to be delivered with the meal. Another idea is to make a Toiletry Gift Bag to add to their meal tray.Read more

Snack packs for kids!

Do you often stop to think about how lucky we are to have healthy food to eat? Project: Your family can add a bit of unexpected cheer to child's day! Collect and prepare healthy snacks for hungry kids. Here's what you need: Location of your local soup kitchen or shelter Healthy snacks such as juice boxes, granola bars, packaged fruit cups or diced fruit, individually packaged pretzels and popcorn, fresh fruit (if permitted) Art supplies -...Read more

Pantry Raid

Many food banks experience their lowest level of donations during the spring months. Let's help them restock their shelves! Join generationOn's "What will you bring to the table?" campaign this weekend - raid your pantry to help end child hunger. Here's how it works: Gather your family and, Get an empty bag or box. Open your kitchen cupboards and pick out unopened cans, boxes or bags of nutritious food. Ask your friends, family and kids;...Read more

“We’ve got your back” packs!

Do you ever stop to think about how lucky we are to provide our children with nutritious meals? At least 18.5 million low-income children are expected to receive free or reduced lunches through the National School Lunch Program during the 2009-2010 school year. These families have difficulty feeding their children on the weekend. Project: Your family can help kids the nutrition they need over the weekend so they can start the school week...Read more

"Sip and Serve" Party with a Purpose

Your family can hold a "Sip and Serve" Party with a Purpose as a birthday party or as a volunteer activity for family, friends and neighbors. Before your guests sip their tea, they "serve" the community by making sack lunches for the hungry Here's what you're doing: Make sack lunches for people struggling with hunger. Here's what you need: White lunch bags Fruit cups and juice boxes Granola bars Paper, washable markers, crayons, etc. All things...Read more

Bank On Our Help

Food banks need food, but they also need people power to organize and distribute the food. Your family can lend a helping hand, while learning about the hunger needs in your community. Here's your project: Volunteer at a food bank to help organize or package food. Supply List: Thank-you card Anything the food bank asks you to bring How To: Contact your local food bank and tell them you want to volunteer as a family. Make sure you tell them the...Read more

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