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Hunger 101

Hunger awareness is an important part of Long Island Cares’ fight against hunger. We make presentations to schools, clubs, religious organizations and local government groups to help educate people throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties, New York.

Held on location or in our training rooms at our Hauppauge, Freeport or Lindenhurst facilities, these presentations describe in detail why people on Long Island are hungry. We also discuss hunger facts, local statistics and issues, citing the number of emergency food programs, who are the hungry and how Long Island Cares is addressing the problem. 

“Hunger 101: To Walk in the Shoes of a Person in Need” takes this approach a step further. The principal education component of The Harry Chapin Food Bank, it uses role-play and discussion to raise awareness and understanding of hunger and its many causes. The activities aim to engage participants, expose the realities of hunger issues and create opportunities to respond actively and appropriately in our communities.

Hunger 101 workshops:

  • Are highly interactive. Appropriate for groups of approximately 15 people or more, ages 12 and older, but can be tailored in length and scope to meet the needs of specific groups.
  • Use the power of role-play. Each participant receives a profile packet with information about the identity, income and available resources of a person at risk of hunger. The identities vary and may include being on a fixed income, a single parent dependent on public assistance, the victim of job loss or the survivor of a natural disaster.
  • Addresses the complex issues that contribute to the problem of hunger in our community and nationwide.

Want to bring the Hunger 101 to your community group, school or organization? Contact us.

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