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Nearly 80 Teens Arrive in Detroit for Hunger is Not a Game

Posted on 11/10/2013 @ 02:00 PM

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Around 2:00 p.m. EST, the first teens began trickling into the hotel in downtown Detroit which will be home for the next few days for Hunger is Not a Game: A Teen Issue Summit on Hunger Awareness and Advocacy.

Hunger is Not a Game: A Teen Issue Summit on Hunger Awareness and Advocacy

Amongst the laughter and reunion hugs as nearly 80 Jewish teens from across North America gather, chatter about the upcoming activities during the three days of learning, service and advocacy surrounding hunger awareness begins. On the docket for the Summit:

United Way Poverty Simulation - an interactive poverty simulation to learn what it’s like to live below the poverty line

Canstruction – the teens will create a structure with canned goods they brought with them, which will then be donated to a local food bank

Direct service – the teens will directly impact the Detroit community by volunteering at three of the area’s leading food banks (Forgotten Harvest, Yad Ezra and Gleaners Community Food Bank)

An afternoon at the University of Michigan – a guided tour of the campus, a Food Stamp Challenge (an interactive activity where teens will plan weekend’s worth of meals on a food stamp allowance - $4.50/day) and an Oxfam Hunger Banquet presented by BBYO (a meal devised to help participants understand what people of different income levels around the world eat each day)

A night out in Ann Arbor!

MAZON Paper Plate Campaign - a session where teens will learn how to best advocate for people suffering from hunger in their local communities

It is going to be a meaningful three days here in Detroit… Be sure to check back here on the bog for updates and follow the action on Twitter!

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