Helping the Hungry: A Big-Hearted, Book-Based Curriculum

Enrich your food drive with three fun, meaningful lessons.

Our innovative curriculum guides children through the complicated issue of hunger and empowers them to make a difference.
 

Helping the Hungry, a curriculum created by Doing Good Together™, is designed to deepen the food drive experience for children ages 4-10 in your congregation, school, homeschool community, or youth group – and, in the process, inspire increased donations!

Individual families interested in exploring the issue of hunger will enjoy these resources on their own as well.

Each lesson in this three-part series includes the following:

  • Guided group discussion – designed around one of three central questions: What is hunger and who experiences it? Why are people hungry? How can communities come together to fight hunger?

  • Three carefully selected picture books Maddi's Fridge, Tight Times, and One Potato, Two Potato (by Cynthia DeFelice)

  • Conversation cards – customized for each book

  • Group activity – simple, creative, and designed to support your local food pantry

  • Take-home project – extend the lesson at home with fun, kindness missions and conversation starters

  • Creative tools – scavenger hunts, advocacy projects, and other print outs can be reused next time this lesson is explored

  • Two formats available – Purchase packet with books and printed materials, or opt to buy/borrow books and download PDF materials from your own computer.

Doing Good Together™ has been engaging children, families, and community groups in big-hearted, service-minded learning for more than 10 years.

Doing Good Together™ has been engaging children, families, and community groups in big-hearted, service-minded learning for more than 10 years.

Featuring fun activities to engage children in the complicated issue of hunger.

Featuring fun activities to engage children in the complicated issue of hunger.

Order the entire three-lesson curriculum (printed materials plus books) for $44.99 or as a digital download for $9.99 (books sold or borrowed separately).


Maddi's Fridge is one of three exceptional stories chosen to illuminate each lesson in this series.

Maddi's Fridge is one of three exceptional stories chosen to illuminate each lesson in this series.

One of the greatest feelings in the world is knowing that we as individuals can make a difference. Ending hunger in America is a goal that is literally within our grasp.
— Jeff Bridges, actor, humanitarian

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Stories are the gateway to understanding big topics, and we offer picture book lists for young readers, along with chapter books for tweens.

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