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Talking to Kids about Hunger

Friday, March 20, 2015 12:34 PM | Deleted user

Help Parents of Tots support the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry during our drive March 28th. Volunteer with your child or bring by a donation of non-perishable goods. Check out the calendar for more information, Parents of Tots Food Drive.

Many families want to include their children in the community service they participate in, but talking to children about hunger can be difficult. One way to explain why we are collecting items and volunteering our time is to involve the child in a conversation about what it feels like to be hungry. Below are several questions you might ask:  

  • What do you feel like when you feel hungry? (grumpy, tired, distracted)
  • Can you imagine feeling like that all the time?     
  • What would happen if you didn’t eat a healthy breakfast before you went to your (soccer game, swim class, ballet class)? Would you be able to listen to what your teacher was asking you to do? Would you be able to do your best?    

In some families, they don’t have money to go to the grocery store and buy all the food they need. Instead, they might go to the food pantry, where they can get some food for free.  We are helping those families by bringing these items to the food pantry.

For five more activities for kids of all ages and a suggested reading list on hunger, please visit 
Project Bread’s HungerCurriculum

Margaret previously worked at Project Bread--The Walk for Hunger for eleven years.     


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