Many 3rd Graders Learn About Hunger
Many PSD 3rd Graders Learn How to Take Action against Hunger
Many PSD 3rd graders will learn how they can take action against hunger as they study important issues around the world and read a colorful book, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
The Food Bank for Larimer County has worked in partnership with PSD to provide 3rd grade classrooms with two copies of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, along with a list of activities to help raise hunger awareness. Schools will receive the books on Thursday, October 2.
“If we each do one thing to take action around the issue of hunger, we can make a big difference,” explained Andrea Delorey, PSD K-12 social studies facilitator. “Hunger is an important global and local issue that ties in with the third grade social studies curriculum focused on learning about the world, although it is not part of the required curriculum.”
Teachers and students in 3rd-grade classrooms may choose to collect and donate canned goods, create hunger placemats to send to congress, or do other activities to fight hunger. Information will also be distributed about local programs that provide food to families or students who are hungry or know someone who is hungry, including Food Share and the Kids Café.
Food Share--The Food Bank for Larimer County has a program called Food Share that provides food to families in need. The food pantry in Fort Collins is located at 3103 Blue Spruce and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00-2:00.
Kids Café—Children aged 3-18 who are in need of food can get a free nutritious meal through the Kids Café program. Kids Cafe is a program of the Food Bank for Larimer County in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Larimer County, the Northside Aztlan Community Center, the CORE center, the Meadows Apartments, and Crossroads Church.
For more information, contact Delorey at 490-3668. For information about Food Share or the Kid’s Café, contact the Larimer County Food Bank Director, Amy Pezzani, at 493-4477.