- describe how charity and philanthropy work to address hunger and poverty in relation to government programs.
- identify facts about hunger and poverty addressed by charities.
Select from the resources listed here:
- "Child Hunger Fact Sheet." Feeding America, n.d. http://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/child-hunger-facts.html
- “Hunger in America" http://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/?_ga=2.133161230.1208479367.1518052275-1222624136.1509637055
- Meals on Wheels
- Other nonprofits, including local programs
- "Child Hunger Fact Sheet." Feeding America, n.d. Web.
- “Hunger in America Feeding America Web.
Students read articles about how nonprofits and charities address hunger. Assign different articles to groups of students, if desired.
Have students work with a group to outline the benefits and limits of a charitable food program.
Answer the following questions from the perspective of the article you read.
- What nonprofit, or charity, did you read about, and how many people does it serve with food assistance?
- What does this nonprofit organization do to address the issue of hunger?
- What role does charity play in ending hunger?
- How is it different from the role of government in ending hunger?
- Do you think people feel more comfortable reducing hunger and poverty through charity or through changing polices? Why?
- Do charitable feeding programs promote human dignity and independence for the receiver? Why or why not?
- How does charity differ from justice?
Students are able to answer the discussion questions.
Read about the service-learning project called Blessing Box by high school students from Oldenburg Academy in Indiana who were taught using this Poverty and Charity lesson to guide student learning and action.