Hunger 101

Hunger 101 is an educational program for elementary, middle, and high school students. Stand-alone lesson plans that consist of role-playing and discussions help students learn more about food insecurity and give them the chance to understand the many issues that create and perpetuate food insecurity in Vermont.

The curriculum, which comes in the form of a toolkit, is designed to be incorporated into components of a school’s curriculum such as math, science, social studies, and English. The information found in the toolkit provides educators with the activities and information they need to encourage deeper discussions in the classroom.

In just a few minutes, you can walk in someone else’s shoes and experience what it is like to struggle with poverty and hunger. In this program, you will take on the role of a low-income person living in Vermont. Your challenge? To manage your resources and provide enough food to feed you and your family—visit a simulated grocery store and a food shelf, and learn how to apply for 3SquaresVT benefits.

Click the button below to begin the simulation. NOTE:  This simulation requires Adobe Flash Player. The simulation will open a new window on your computer screen.

Begin Hunger 101 Simulation

To learn more about the program and for more information on placing an order for a Hunger Education Toolkit, contact:

Jessie Carpenter
Manager of Youth & Family Initiatives