Kids United Against Hunger

Kids United Against Hunger is a Long Island Cares project funded by United Way of Long Island that helps teach kids about hunger and provides them with the opportunity to volunteer at The Harry Chapin Food Bank in Hauppauge, New York.

Available to students in grades three through eight, Kids United Against Hunger is a 3 hour program that young volunteers attend with their parents or teachers one Saturday each month. Each session can accommodate 20 to 25 students along with four to five adults and comprises:

  • A Hunger 101 workshop, which teaches the children about hunger, raising their awareness and understanding of hunger on Long Island and its many causes.
  • An orientation to Long Island Cares and how our organization works to help food and supplies reach people in need.
  • A community service project, in which the children join in a group food sorting activity. This includes sorting food, personal care items, household supplies, pet food and school supplies for distribution to Long Island Cares’ network of 580 community-based member agencies.

For more information on the Kids United Against Hunger project, contact Christine Brown at cbrown@licares.org or 631-582-3663 x 120.

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