- 03 April 2013
- by Emet Tauber
“What Will You Bring To The Table?” is a new initiative started by generationOn that seeks to raise awareness about child hunger. About 1 in 5 kids don’t know where there next meal is coming from. “What Will You Bring To The Table?” seeks to address this problem by encouraging youth to set up “tables” in their neighborhood, forums for discussion and action on this crucial issue. These are real picnic table’s set up by youth to bring in people from their community. They build the picnic table, design slogans, use logos and make a tablecloth somewhere in their area.
The table itself is used to start a dialogue about child hunger, and get the community started on designing an action project that will ultimately help meet the goal of the project which is to provide 1 million meals to children in need. There are facts about child hunger available on the website for both kids and teens, which will help them lead the discussion at their tables about the importance of child hunger. In addition, the site also provides several pamphlets containing project ideas that kids, teens, schools, and parents can use to help get started to reach the 1 million meals goal.
The project ideas include organizing a food drive, completing a hunger specific lesson plan, volunteering at a food bank, marching to support the cause, or making a sustainable garden. The pamphlets also provide more places to learn about hunger and YouTube videos that explore the subject. Many projects have already been completed and are available to view on the website. Individuals, schools and communities all over the country did these projects.
The website also has a place for youth to report back and tell generationOn what you did in your school or community to help end child hunger. The only question now is, what will you bring to the table?