The week of April 5th-9th, we are raising awareness of the issue of childhood hunger by helping schools and communities support food resource programs that provide students with the meals they need to succeed.
Did you know that according to Feeding America, the outbreak of COVID has increased child food insecurity in Montana by 36%, and about 30% of all individuals currently receiving food from the food bank are children?
What can you do?
Wear Orange on Wednesday, April 7th to bring awareness to the issue of childhood hunger.
Download our Why I Wear Orange Signs, take your picture, and share on Social Media. Use hashtag #WearOrangeWednesday and tag GVFB, HRDC, and MT No Kid Hungry
Donate to Childhood Nutrition Programs
Participate in the upcoming annual Spring for Food drive event takes place in conjunction with Childhood Hunger Awareness Week, on April 10th.
Talking about hunger with your family:
Discussing hunger with members of your family, especially children, helps them build empathy and understanding for others. While food security can sound complex, everyone can relate to the feeling of hunger.
Some questions to start conversations about hunger:
- What does being hungry feel like for you?
- Have you ever felt like you did not have enough food to eat?
- What would you do to help someone who is hungry?
Get the whole family involved by working through the Feeding America’s Hungry to Help Family Action Plan
Children’s books that shed light on hunger and poverty:
- Lulu and the Hungry Monster by Erik Talkin – Available on Amazon
- Maddi’s Fridge by Lois Brandt – Available on Amazon
- One Potato, Two Potato By Cynthia DeFelice – Available on Amazon
- Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen by Dyanne Disalvo- Available on Amazon
- The Good Garden by Katie Smith Millway – Available on Amazon
- Katie’s Cabbage by Katie Stagliano- Available on Amazon
- A shelter in our car by Monica Gunning- Available on Amazon