High School Activities and Curriculum

Below are resources by grade level available to help educate students about the issue of hunger and food insecurity and to encourage advocacy in their own communities. Lessons or group sessions can be created by either reviewing our “IFP Hunger in Our Communities” PowerPoint or viewing the video “Voices From the Pantry” and following with one of the activities listed below.

High School

  • Activities
    • Lifes Journey Game
      • This activity will demonstrate the effect of different circumstances on whether a person has enough money to make ends meet or not. The ‘chips’ in the game represent wealth, which is divided randomly between the participants and won or lost based on chance.
    • Hunger Quiz and Answers
    • Hunger Obstacle Course
      • A lesson in overcoming the challenges of extreme hunger and poverty
      • Hunger affects populations both globally and domestically. Students should be aware of the obstacles to food security and good levels of nutrition that many people face every day. Encouraging students to find solutions to these problems heightens their awareness of the issues, and enables them to realize that members of a community can help each other in concrete ways.
      • This activity engages participants in creative problem solving though a time-limited process of generating solutions to different hunger-related problems. Small groups of students circulate around the room and write down solutions to each of the hunger obstacles.
  • Explain how everyone has a voice and should use that voice to express their opinions, feelings, etc.
    • Write letters to their congressman/congresswoman with Fast Facts

Activities Packet– developed by Gallatin Valley Food Bank

This is a large comprehensive packet containing numerous other activities and helpful materials for a large span of age groups.