Available to students aged 6-12, Kids United Against Hunger is a Long Island Cares program that educates kids about the reality of food insecurity on Long Island while also providing them with the opportunity to give back to their community.
Kids United is a full-fledged experience wherein participants roleplay realistic scenarios that people battling food insecurity often face.
After the roleplaying, students meet with food banking professionals to discuss the experience and what they learned in a special Hunger 101 workshop.
Students end the day with a special community service activity or project related to their new-found experiences.
Overall, Kids United Against Hunger teaches students about the reality of hunger on Long Island and enlightens them about the important role they play in ending hunger once and for all.
After the event, students are presented with a certificate of completion and up to two hours of community service credit.
Virtual sessions are also available upon request. Please contact Christine Brown, Manager of Community Education & Outreach Services, at [email protected] or (631) 582-3663, ext.120, for more information or to register for an upcoming session.