Childhood Hunger: The Problem, The Causes and The Solutions

date Saturday, 22 October 2011 time 11 a.m.

Ariane Holm


More than 16 million children in the U.S. are at risk of hunger. They are not hungry because we lack food or because of a lack of food and nutrition programs. They are hungry because they lack access to these programs, among other issues. This class will provide an overview of childhood hunger, the root causes and the possible solutions to ending childhood hunger and an invitation to be part of the solution.

After the discussion, we will head to a local food bank to see how food banks are one of the many solutions to ending childhood hunger. Join us after the class to volunteer at the Capital Area Food Bank at 645 Taylor St NE, Washington, DC (near Brookland-CUA metro). We will be metroing or carpooling over. About the volunteer opportunity:

This project involves typically involves packing and/or sorting donated food. It also can include packing for CAFB programs, working on the shopping floor, and assisting with various other tasks at the food bank. All of these tasks are considered light/medium labor and typically involves standing up for up to three hours and lifting up to 35 pounds.

A few other notes: Our minimum age to volunteer is 12 years old and we ask that anyone under 18 years old must bring a signed waiver with them. Please wear close toed shoes and let us know as soon as possible if you must cancel your shift.


1730 M St., NW #700 - WDC, 20036

Address will be emailed upon registration.

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