Monday, September 26, 2016

Hunger 101 presentation at Little River School

On Friday afternoon, I presented GardenShare's Hunger 101 program at the Little River School in Canton.  The participants included high school students from Little River and St. Lawrence University students from Commons College.

Hunger 101 is an interactive, role-playing exercise that allows participants to experience some of the challenges of trying to feed a family on a tight budget.

Here are are few of the responses students gave to the question, "What is the most important thing you learned from Hunger 101?"

  • How pervasive the issue of hunger is and the number of obstacles folks face
  • That the issue of hunger is systemic, but there are small things we can do to help create change on a local level
  • There are more hunger issues in St. Lawrence County than I thought
  • How hard it is to get by, even with SNAP
  • How hard it can be to acquire nutritious food on a limited budget
  • That volunteering our time is a step in the right direction
  • 20% of St. Lawrence County families do not make enough to provide sufficient food

Would you like to have a Hunger 101 presentation at your church, school, or other organization?  Get in touch!