Hunger Challenge- Students Rebuild 2019-2020

  • Location
    Forest Grove, Oregon
  • Status
  • Age Level
    8 to 10 Years
    11 to 13 Years
  • Group Type
    K-12 School

The Problem

Hunger is a major problem all over the World. People must develop awareness of the issue and find ways to make a difference. This years \"Students Rebuild- Hunger Challenge\" project gave us a way to learn more about this issue of hunger and take actions to contribute to feeding people suffering from lack of food.

Our Plan

We used curriculum from the \"Hunger Challenge\", as well as other sources, to study the problems people face with having enough food. We then looked at our own lives as to our favorite foods and recipes to make it. We then created illustrated recipes that were sent into \'Students Rebuild\'. Each recipe we created generated $3.00 that was awarded to various charities dealing with hunger and malnutrition, such as UNICEF. We ended up with creating 15 recipes resulting in $45 donation. Most of recipes were about making some of our favorite foods, but some of them were figurative. Our \"Recipe for Great Community\" included ingredients like \'food for all\', shelter for all, acceptance of differences, smiles, cooperation, caring, empathy....etc. Our \"Recipe for a Great Roots&Shoots year included ingredients such as kindness, fun, working together, cooperation, problem solving, shared goals, acceptance of differences....etc.

Themes Addressed

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    Food Insecurity
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    Global Citizenship
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The Benefit

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Here is how the project went:

We ended up creating 15 illustrated recipes, that were submitted to Students Rebuild. This resulted in $45 being donated to groups dealing with hunger and malnutrition issues, such as UNICEF.

Through this project I/we learned:

We learned that hunger is a major issue all over the World, even in the United States. We must all be aware of this issue and take action to deal with it.

What I/we might change:

The actual recipes were a struggle for many of the members to complete, as many have not done much cooking.

My/our favorite part of this project was:

The figurative recipes were the most meaningful one, including the "Recipe for a Good Community" and "Recipe for a Great Roots&Shoots Year"

Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:

Check into "Students Rebuild". They take on a different issue each year and have creative projects to involve youth to 'make a difference' and earn money for a cause. The Bezos Fund supplies the funding.

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