How can we help address the issue of hunger in our community?

ELA, Social Studies
Key Content
hunger, community, service learning, informational/persuasive writing
Hands of a child holding an empty bowl

In this project, students create informative and persuasive messages to educate the local community and get them involved in addressing the issue of hunger. After meeting with an expert to learn about the causes and effects of hunger in their community, student teams conduct a root cause analysis. Each team identifies a specific hunger-related issue to research and develops an action plan to address the issue. Teams create brochures or webpages that use the “3 A’s” Framework to raise Awareness, engage in Advocacy, and take direct Action to address hunger. They also host an “Addressing Hunger in Our Community” event to inform and persuade stakeholders in the local community to join them in positively affecting the issue.