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Race Against Hunger 2009 Highlights

The Race Against Hunger is a national service-learning campaign that unites students in the fight against global hunger and malnutrition. Tapping into the great potential of youth to become powerful agents of change, the Race Against Hunger aims to engage students in learning about the causes of global hunger and inspire them to become part of the solution.

Schools Across America Race to End Global Hunger

Armed with youthful idealism and a desire to make the world a better place, students around the country are making strides in the fight against global hunger with ACF’s international Race Against Hunger campaign. Modeled after Action Against Hunger’s highly successful student outreach program in France, the Race Against Hunger aims to educate middle school students about the problem of global hunger while inspiring them to be part of the solution. Spring 2008 marked Action Against Hunger’s pilot Race Against Hunger in the U.S., with four middle schools participating in Chicago, Illinois.

Hands 4 Hunger

Students at Clinton Township Middle School in New Jersey created a poignant learning activity on global hunger with a project called Hands 4 Hunger that symbolizes the 25,000 people who die every day from hunger-related causes. Students created a collage of 2,500 colorful hand-shaped cutouts, each representing 10 of these 25,000 fatalities. As a public display, the collage educates as well as impresses, providing facts about global hunger.

Two Pittsburgh Teens ‘Stuff their Faces’ for World Hunger

Here at Action Against Hunger we often get inquiries asking where people can send donations. So when our Student Outreach Fellow received an email from Charlie, a Pittsburgh teen, asking just that, she replied as she always does. She asked if he could tell us a little bit about the donation. Here is his surprising response:

Glenmont Testimonies from the Race Against Hunger

"This experience for me has been a new journey. I enjoyed helping people who have more needs than others. I’ve learned how to spend money on things that are needed and not take money or things I have for granted. I also have a new appreciation for the things I do have. I felt enjoyment participating in this journey that will never end. As long as we still have people with a heart, people, like the people of Burundi will have a chance. These people need more than just food. They need love, proper nutrition and shelter. I never knew that millions of people suffer each day from hunger.

The Race: 8th Grader "Feels Confident About Knowledge”

Shaan Chadha, an 8th grade student from Ridge Academy shares a personal reflection about Action Against Hunger’s educational presentation that launched their 2009 Race Against Hunger.

Alameda High School Kicks Off the 2009 Race Against Hunger

Koki Inlow, a student at Alameda High School, shares her experiences organizing the Race Against Hunger at her school.

Race Against Hunger 2009 Opens Students' Eyes to Global Hunger

East Side School, New York, NY

My name is Mindy Lee and I’ve been working on the preliminary stages of the 2009 Race Against Hunger for the past several months as Action Against Hunger’s Student Outreach Intern. I had done everything from reaching out to schools, to creating and editing learning materials for the Race when it finally came time for me to make my first educational presentation to a class of 8th grade students at the East Side School in New York City.

Race Against Hunger Student Spotlight

Action Against Hunger inspired me to help out. We got pledges for the Race, which was sponsored through my school, The Ancona School. I felt proud to have participated in helping others.

2008 Race Against Hunger Takes Off In Chicago

I’m still energized from my recent trip to Chicago to launch the pilot Race Against Hunger. With the help of the nearly 500 middle school students who participated, the Race has gotten off to a great start.


About Action Against Hunger | ACF International

Action Against Hunger is internationally recognized as a leader in the fight against global malnutrition. Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting 5 million people each year.

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