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4-H Community Service

Mass 4-H Cares About Community Curriculum

These curriculum lessons delve into topics relative to the annual statewide food drive and deal with issues such as food insecurity, homelessness, food collection, and also touch on consumerism.

While they can be used in whatever order you choose, you may like to begin with What’s the Truth About Hunger?” to get ideas and conversation started and to better understand why Massachusetts 4-H holds an annual food drive. Then, perhaps, the club should decide if they’d like to visit a soup kitchen or a food pantry, or possibly discuss how food is dated, or maybe they want to learn more about homelessness next. Whatever they choose, the lessons can be modified for different size groups and various ages.  These lessons can be used individually or as a collection.

Materials that are associated with the lessons can be borrowed from your local 4-H office, such as the game needed for the lesson “Feast or Famine”.

This curriculum is meant to offer support for the 4-H Food Drive, but there are many other non-profits that deal with these topics exclusively, some of which are referenced in the lessons. Please take some time to visit their websites and learn more about their outstanding work.

A Trip to a Soup Kitchen

Be Hunger Aware!

Breakfast Lesson

Feast or Famine Activity

Homelessness - a personal look

Homelessness Awareness

Name That Denim

The dating game

What is a food pantry

What's the Truth about Hunger