Teaching About Local Hunger
Are you looking for ways to engage your students around local community issues? If so, consider teaching about hunger in our neighbourhoods. Did you know that 17% of Peel Region residents live in poverty?
Classroom lessons, field trips and educational resources are all ways to help students have a better understanding of the issues facing local families. Consider engaging your students in a variety of ways: Food Drives, Tours, Toonie Tuesdays, Presentations. If you would like to set something up, please email our Community Engagement Coordinator, at Christina@edenffc.org.
For 10 years students in western Mississauga have been supporting their neighbours by bringing in a toonie which supplies the food for 4 meals. Give a Toonie, Feed a Family! If you would like to register your school for this event, please email Christina@edenffc.org.
Why a fundraiser and not a food drive? Food Banks can leverage their place in the community and their connections to make a dollar go a lot further than the average community member. For example, we buy fruits and vegetables at the Ontario Food Terminal, which provides us with a significant savings. In our efforts to provide fresh food, we also spend approximately $1000 a month buying milk to distribute to hungry families.
Checkout this PowerPoint Presentation to use in your classroom:
For other resources and lesson plan suggestions, please check out the Resources tab.
*Please note that if you would like to hold a Toonie Tuesday on another date, this request can be accommodated.