Make Your Mark on Hunger

Mar 14
Posted by Robby Montgomery to Youth Service, generationOn, Make Your Mark on Hunger

Did you know that 1 in 6 Americans face food scarcity? That includes 15 million kids under the age of 17 who are not getting the food they need. But kids and teens also have the power to provide solutions to hunger-related issues – which is why generationOn, the youth division of Points of Light, is launching the third annual Make Your Mark on Hunger campaign.

Apr 16

What can a kid do to fight hunger? That was a question I asked myself when I was 7 years old. I saw a man on a street corner holding a sign that read, "NEED A MEAL."  It made me realize that I needed to do something about it. But what could I do? Well, it turns out a kid can do a lot.

Apr 24
Posted by mmelendez to generationOn, Make Your Mark on Hunger
Living in one of the country’s most affluent areas – Orange County, California – Alex Triestman was shocked when he learned in elementary school about the plight of one of his friends. That child was struggling in school, in part because he did not have enough food to eat. “It’s ridiculous that we have kids who are hungry,” said Alex, now 13. “The U.S. has enough resources to feed citizens, but we are not.” Last Saturday, Alex led a student-run nonprofit fair at his school, an interactive day of projects to teach students how they can help combat hunger and homelessness.