Baking Bread for Childhood Hunger

Unit of 1 Lesson
Grade Levels: 
K
1
2
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Arts Education
Mathematics
Issue Area: 
Hunger (poverty)
Focus Question 

How can young people make a difference with childhood hunger in our community? 

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Unit Overview 

Students discover how philanthropy can be creative and encompass many different talents and treasures. Students learn about the problem of childhood hunger and the needs in their own community. Students bake and sell homemade bread to their community in order to raise money for a local organization.

Service Experience 
The students will be baking bread in small groups with parent volunteers. The bread will be made in the school kitchen and sold to parents or other people in the community. The money collected will be brought to a local meal-provision organization for the purchase of sack supper ingredients. For example, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, students will be working with Kids' Food Basket. The students may also have an opportunity to take a field trip to the local organization for a time of service.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Baking Bread for Childhood Hunger
Lesson 1 of 1
Grades: 
K
1
2

In this lesson, students define philanthropy and discover how philanthropy can be creative and encompass many different talents and treasures. In this lesson, students will learn about the problem of childhood hunger and the needs in their own community (specifically the financial needs of a meal-provision organization). To address these financial needs, students will bake and sell homemade bread to their community in order to raise money to be donated to their local meal-provision organization.

Focus Question: How can young people make a difference with childhood hunger in our community?