Food Insecurity in Sunset Park
Distressed by stories of hunger and food scarcity they heard from classmates at school, a group of third through fifth graders in Sunset Park decided to tackle food insecurity in their neighborhood. After weeks of research, including an interview with an expert from Kingsborough College, the students decided to organize an awareness-raising campaign about the prevalence of food insecurity in their neighborhood. The students wanted to share ways for community members to help, as well as provide resources and support to those who were facing food insecurity themselves.
The students created a research-based slideshow to share with the parent community at their school (check it out below!). Additionally, they convinced the school administration to display the slideshow on the school website, to serve as a long-lasting resource for their school community.