Hunger awareness is an important part of Long Island Cares’ fight against hunger. We work to make presentations to help educate people throughout our community.

Held on location or in our training rooms at our Hauppauge, Freeport or Lindenhurst facilities, these presentations aim to educate the community on hunger awareness, especially locally. 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. The activities aim to engage participants, expose the realities of hunger issues and create opportunities to respond actively and appropriately in our communities.

Our program “Hunger 101: To Walk in the Shoes of a Person in Need” takes this approach a step further. As 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.

“Hunger 101: To Walk in the Shoes of a Person in Need” 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.
  • Addresses the complex issues that contribute to the problem of hunger in our community and nationwide.

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


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