Thirty-Hour Famine Project

Grade Level: 
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Food Insecurity
Video Clip and Discussion Guide: Students who wanted to empathize with people who are hungry participated in the 30-Hour Famine Project. This video shares their reflections and motivations. We hear from two young men who experienced food insecurity in Africa. This activity includes an opening to focus students' attention, a 3-minute video clip, and follow-up questions.

Anticipatory Set

Ask the participants what organizations in their community are working to address the needs of people who are hungry. Ask them to define empathy. Tell them that the 3-minute video they are about to watch is about young people who wanted to raise awareness of hunger globally and locally. 



  1. Why do students want to participate in this project? What do they hope to accomplish? 
  2. What do you think their next step will be?
  3. What is the value of empathy in addressing needs of the community?
  4. What do you think young people can do to impact local or global hunger?
  5. What is the percentage of young people in your community who are food insecure? Is it more or less than the global percentage?