The purpose of our site is to educate students
around the world about the huge problem of hunger. This is chronic,
persistent hunger, which kills 24,000 people every day, or over 8
million each year. This is a problem that should be a concern of
every single person living on our planet. Everyone can do something
to make a difference. As teachers, you can utilize our site to
begin the discussion in your classrooms as to how the problem of
hunger can be solved in our lifetime.
We have collected some information, but this is
just a starting point for your students. We hope that they will
continue to search the Internet for more information as well as
discuss this problem within your own communities. What are your
schools and communities doing to help alleviate this terrible
problem? Below are listed suggestions for ways to get your class
started on the road to at least thinking about solutions to this
problem or at least making an impact in their own community. Please
let us know through our interactivity forum if you have implemented
any of our ideas or let us know what your school is doing. You may
motivate someone else to take a positive step in ending world
Have your students read the articles about past
famines. This can be used if doing a research paper about a
Develop a list of natural disasters that have
occurred around the world. How have these disasters affected the
food supply of the country?
Complete a class service-learning project.
Collect food products to be distributed at a local food bank.
Get pledges from people and conduct a swim a
thon, bike a thon, walk a thon, etc. Donate the money to a hunger
Have people visit our site or the hunger site
directly each time they sign onto the Internet. For each visit,
food will be collected for hungry people.
As a math project, try to figure out how much
food is donated for your entire class.
Visit the United States State Department site.
Discuss how diplomacy plays a role in world hunger.
Research war situations in the world and discuss
the impact that war has on hunger.
What role do women play in fighting the war
against hunger? Visit the Hunger Project site for more information
Interview someone from a local food bank. Find
out how prevalent hunger is in your own community.
These are only a few ideas to get you started.
We hope that you come up with many, many more and that you submit
them to our site. Let's work together to try to solve this problem
in our lifetime. No one should go hungry in this world!