Learn More About Hunger and the Need in Our Community
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Recent Articles and Reports:
- The Need in Fairfax, Our Daily Bread
- Child Food Insecurity: The Economic Impact on Our Nation, Feeding America
- Free/Reduced-Price Meals, Fairfax County Public Schools
- Hunger Statistics for 2010, Capital Area Food Bank
- What does it mean to be "Food Insecure"? Learn more at Feeding America's Map the Meal Gap 2011 project site, including interactive hunger statistics to put a face on poverty at the state and community level. For Virginia Food Insecurity by Congressional District, click here. For a map of Virginia, click here.
Classroom Activities and Projects
- How'd That Get That on My Plate? A lesson exploring the origins of the foods we eat. Ages: 10-12, grades 4-6. (World Food Programme Resources)
- The Community Food Game. This interactive role-play experience provides participants an opportunity to learn about the challenges faced by low-income people trying to obtain satisfying and nutritious food. Age: 12 and up. The pdf provided does not include activity templates. Please email Jennifer (at develop@ODBfairfax.org) for the complete activity document. (Courtesy Atlanta Community Food Bank)
- Just Say "Know" to Hunger. Participants will analyze what it means to be hungry, why people are hungry around the world, and what they can do. Ages 5 and up. (From www.LearningToGive.org)
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