Hunger Resources

These resources are available for check-out through the HAE’s office.

A Day in the Life

Through exploration of a typical day, young people are exposed to the lives of others around the world.  This packet may be used as a 4-part series of learning units or adapted to a weekend retreat setting. Includes leader’s guide, posters, and reproducible materials.  Get Connected, a 17 minute video from Heifer International, is a companion piece.

A Place at the TableA Place at the Table
From the people who brought you Food Inc.
This video shows us how hunger posses serious economic, social, and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides – as they have in the past – that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all.
Available on iTunes and on demand.  A copy is also available at the Presbytery office for check-out.  Bread for the World offers a discussion guide, “No Place at the Table’”
Watch the trailer.

Around the Moringa Tree
A Bible Study Curriculum

A 5-session study for children, this resource introduces the amazing Moringa tree and how it provides nutrition, sustenance, and health for many hungry people in God’s world.  The curriculum includes reproducible sheets and a DVD with a video segment to use with each of the lessons.

A Fast That Lasts
A complete kit for a 24 or 30 hour fasting retreat with lasting impact. Includes Hunger Has A Cure CD-ROM, a three segment video, Bible study, games, activities, and a detailed planning guide. Adaptable for middle school through high school.

FoodChainsFood Chains
The Revolution in America’s Fields
In this video, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the United States.
Available on iTunes and on demand.  A copy is also available at the Presbytery office for check-out.
Watch the trailer.

Get It!  Global Education to Improve Tomorrow
From Heifer International, this curriculum is written for 6th through 8th grade.  It teaches students about their roles as consumers and the effects their choices have in the global marketplace, while emphasizing reading comprehension, audience-based writing, high-level thinking and research strategies.

Global Education Resource Kits
From Heifer International, these kits contain lesson plans, action ideas, video documentaries, and field trip opportunities.  The curriculum is prepared for pre-K and K; 1st and 2nd grades, 3rd and 4th grades, and 5th and 6th grades and puts a new spin on courses like English, geography, science, and other.

Have You Anything Here to Eat? Sustainable Food in a Changing Climate
On Earth Day Sunday, we reflect in particular on how climate and food concerns impact us.  Download this resource

Hunger Has a Cure . . . and We’re Part of It!
This multimedia interactive CD-ROM provides action suggestions, music, and a video to encourage youth to become involved in hunger ministry.

Hunger No More
An adult study that focuses on hunger in the United States and around the world.  The materials in Hunger No More will help you present important hunger and poverty issues to study groups in your congregation. Also included are children’s activities to help them learn about hunger and provide ways for them to take action to erase it from their community.

Isaiah’s Challenge to the People of God
This booklet provides the clear and disconcerting link between worship and our neighbor’s hunger. Enough material for a multi-session class or a one night study.

Is there enoughIs There Enough?
A Children’s Curriculum on Hunger.
Interactive and biblically based, this curriculum presents a balanced world where there is enough for all God’s children.  Five stand-alone sessions, adaptable for kindergarten through middle school, are included.  Ideal for use in vacation Bible school, children’s church and after-school, and intergenerational settings.

just-eatingJust Eating?  Practicing Our Faith at the Table
Participants Book and Leader Guide

by Jennifer Halteman Schrock in collaboration with Advocate Health Care, Church World Service, and Presbyterian Hunger Program.
Just Eating? Practicing Our Faith at the Table Participants Book is a seven-session curriculum for congregations that explores the relationship between the way we eat and the way we live, published by the Presbyterian Hunger Program.  The study uses scripture, prayer and stories from the local and global community to explore five key aspects of our relationship with food.
This resource can be downloaded:
Leader’s Guide
Participant’s Guide
African American Congregation Adaptation–african_american_adaptation.pdf
Leader’s Guide for African American Congregation

Just Eating? Practicing Our Faith at the Table
Middle School Version
by Holly Johnson and Jennifer Halteman Schrock in collaboration with Advocate Health Care, Church World Service, and Presbyterian Hunger Program.
Just Eating? Practicing Our Faith at the Table will help young people better understand the relationship between our faith and our food.  Drawing on Jesus’ story and the rituals of the Christian faith, this 5 session curriculum looks at four interconnected aspects of our lives with food.
Download as a pdf:

Just Neighbors Tool Kit
This is a dynamic interactive curriculum that allows you to walk in the shoes of the poor, feel their need, and learn how to help.

just-purchasingJust Purchasing? Practicing Our Faith at the Market
A Guide for Presbyterian Champs, Conference Centers, and Congregations
This guide – produced by Presbyterian Hunger Program, Baltimore Presbytery and SweatFree Communities – provides tools for groups to learn and teach about sweatshop labor and injustices in the apparel industry. It contains educational resources, theological background and a comprehensive list of sweatshop-free clothing vendors. Camps, conference centers and congregations can approve their own “sweatfree” purchasing pledge and use this resource to put their words into action.
Download this resource as a pdf:

A Kid Started It Hunger Kit
A boxed kit containing hunger curricula from the Presbyterian Hunger Program, Bread for the World, Church World Service, Heifer International, and World Food Day.  Geared for children in K – 6 grades.

MMaking Poverty Historyaking Poverty History: Hunger Education Activities that Work!
A joint publication of Church World Service and the Presbyterian Hunger Program, this booklet includes dramas, simulations, and worship resources on the Millennium Development Goals.

This resource can be downloaded as a pdf:

Win Win Solutions:
An Introduction to Fair Trade and Cooperative Economics
This curriculum connects children around the world through the power of fairness and cooperation.  Published by Equal Exchange, the lessons are written for grades 4-9 and consist of four units that follow U.S. curriculum standards.

Worship Guide on Trade and Globalization
Especially designed for the April 10-16, 2005 Global Week of Action, this Worship Guide includes a complete order of service about trade justice, which can be used in full or in part.  The Guide also includes Bible readings, theological reflection, sermon ideas, children’s activities, prayers and songs. In addition there are stories from around the world of those affected by current trade practices and globalization.

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