World Food Day Kids’ Art and Awareness Activity

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Help to end food scarcity by celebrating World Food Day. This October 16th day points out hunger-related issues, giving global life to the cause. While teens and adults can easily understand the issues surrounding hunger, younger children may need help to get the message.

Why is it important for young children to understand hunger-related issues? Starting early helps the child grow into an adult who is compassionate and cares about global causes. If you’re not sure where to start, check out this crafty activity that will help preschoolers and young children to get a better grip on what hunger is and what they can do about it.

Materials Needed

  • Card stock paper
  • Envelopes
  • Markers
  • Scissors

How to Steps

  1. Draw pictures of food that your local food pantry or food drive needs. If you’re not sure, bring your child to the pantry (or to meet with a drive coordinator) and ask. Your child can draw one items on each piece of paper.
  2. Cut out the item.
  3. Write a note on the back (you may need to help your child do this). Each drawing will go to a different family member or close friend, making them aware of World Hunger Day and that your child wants to help out. Ask each art card recipient to donate the item (or another similar pick) to your local food pantry/drive.
  4. Place the drawings in the envelopes and deliver them!


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