Hunger - Youth Service Briefing

Youth Service Briefing

February 19, 2015 | Volume 22, No. 7

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Do you want to help end hunger?

Raise Your Voice

Around the world, 1 in 9 people are hungry. That's about 842 million people, including 99 million children under age five who are undernourished and underweight. In the United States, 49 million people live in food-insecure households, including nearly 16 million children. That's 1 out of 5 kids.

This is a problem we can solve. Raise your voice and take action to help end hunger on Global Youth Service Day. Check out hunger project ideas on and find more ideas and resources below.

If you choose hunger as your cause for GYSD, plan your project, and then claim your place on the 2015 GYSD Map.

Map it Out


Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry

Gather your friends, families, neighbors, or teammates, and host a Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry. Every dollar you raise can help connect a kid in need with up to 10 meals!

Food Day
On GYSD, plant a community garden to grow food to be donated. Then, plan to harvest in the fall on Food Day October.. Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and food policies.

Sodexo Servathon

Every April during Servathon, Sodexo employees around the world join forces to fight hunger in their local communities.


Research different grants and awards related to hunger and share with Mrs. Sims


Donate Food

Memphis Roetter
Memphis Roetter is a 9-year-old from California dedicated to ending hunger in his community! Every year since Memphis was four, he's used his birthday to fight hunger in his community, asking people to donate food or money to his local food bank (Redwood Empire Food Bank). He spends every weekend throughout January and February standing in front of his local supermarket asking for donations. Over the years, he's raised over 50,000 meals for the Redwood Empire Food Bank. In 2015, he hopes to raise over 10,000 more meals for his 10th birthday. ...»


YSA Resources to Help You End Childhood Hunger
From project ideas and examples to webinars and planning guides, YSA - in partnership with Sodexo Foundation - has many tools and resources to help you plan Global Youth Service Day projects to help end hunger in your community....»

Fighting Childhood Hunger

Fighting Childhood Hunger

SuperKids for SuperFoods
SuperFood Drive developed a youth service learning program that has been successfully implemented in schools and after-school programs across the U.S. SuperKids for SuperFoods (SKSF) provides age-appropriate education and engagement tools to bridge the gap between hunger relief and healthy eating. The curriculum empowers youth to address the closely related issues of obesity and hunger in America. SKSF youth leaders spread the word that nutritious food does not have to be more expensive and that small changes in what we eat make a big difference in our health and the health of our neighbors in need.

Food Waste & Hunger Summit
University of Georgia in Athens

Check-out theFood Waste & Hunger Summit! Co-hosted by The Campus Kitchens Project and Food Recovery Network, the Summit convenes leaders who are pioneering solutions to the interrelated problems of food insecurity and food waste. It's a forum to learn from experts in the fields of social justice, social enterprise, public health, non-profit management and related fields, and an opportunity to share best practices....»


This week's Service Songs Remix theme is: Ending Hunger

The complete Service Songs of the Week playlist from 2012-2014 is at

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