Nationally one out of every twelve children goes to bed hungry every night. The
Food Bank of Eastern Michigan has developed a Hunger Education Program to help
students understand the consequences of hunger and to empower them to make a
difference in their community.
Children and youth have an amazing capacity to learn, process and share new
concepts and ideas amongst their peers and others. This program targets
children and youth about the existence and manifestation of local hunger and it
focuses on breaking down stereotypes and other common myths associated with
hunger. The Food Bank’s Hunger Education Program also encompasses the importance
of philanthropy and the basic ideology of community support.
Children need to establish an early understanding of hunger as it exists
locally, nationally, and globally so they can help battle the war. Hunger
education will also embrace children’s acceptance of others regardless
ofsocioeconomic status. The Hunger Education Program, a unique outreach service
in the Greater Flint Community, incorporates innovative methods of teaching. It
has been extremely successful due to the ability to easily integrate hunger
education activities with existing school programs. Contact Tracy
Fowler-Johnston at 810.396.0214 or email her at
for additional details.