AUGUST 2015 CHALLENGE

Did you know that in a world of over 8 Billion, over 800 Million do not have enough to eat*. According to feedingamerica.org over 15.8 million children live in food insecure households each year.

Big or small, we can all help. For August and September not only do we want to campaign to collect school supplies but we also want to provide food for these children as well so they can be physically and mentally strong this school year.
In Orange County alone 1 in 8 will go hungry every day. So get ready Ambassadors, we are going to make this project easy and very rewarding!

Supplies Needed:

  • Grocery or shopping bags
  • Paper and markers to make flyers
  • Stapler to post flyer to bag
  • A place to donate your food collection
  • Some great neighbors who want to help!
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How to Do This Month’s Campaign:

  1. Ask Mom/Dad to find a local organization collecting/distributing food (Pups), or ask Mom teacher for ideas on organizations and call to ask how you can drop off some donations for other kids**
  2.  Call these organizations and explain that you want to help. You could say something like, “I am doing a small food drive and want to know if I can help donate food for hungry children at your organization”.
  3. Make your flyers. Let them know who you are, what you are doing (collecting food for hungry children), what sort of foods you need, who you will be delivering it to (organization name) and when you will pick up (ie: please leave on porch on August 19th at 8:00am).
  4. Attach your flyers to the empty bags and leave on neighbors doorsteps. (bring an adult with you!)
  5. Pick up the filled bags (bring an adult with you!)
  6. Drop off bags to the local organization with an adult
  7. *extra option: Parents: you can also email some friends to let them know you will be dropping off these bags and why.

Idea Box:
For “Pups” host a playdate/food drive. Have each parent/child bring a couple of canned or packaged foods to help kick off the collection. Kids can also decorate plates or placemats to color and donate for fun as well.
Reflection Questions:
1. What do you think it feels like to be hungry?
2. How does it make you feel to help feed children that are hungry?
3. What was the most fun about doing this project?
4. Can you think of other things you can do to help fight hunger in your community?
*For local Orange County kids please email is at hello@theinfinitesmile.com for the drop off nearest you or contact You Are Special Pantry in Orange, CA. They also accept school supplies and sanitary items.

*Statistics from Stophungernow.org

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