Hunger Action Month Way of the Day: Hunger Awareness Scavenger Hunt.

September 18, 2010 § Leave a comment

Scavenger hunts can be a fun way to spread the Hunger Action Month message. You can keep it simple for the kids by having them look for CAFB’s most-requested items.  Another idea is to have a virtual scavenger hunt where participants look for the information online.  If you’re looking for a bigger challenge, you can organize a Tricadecathlonomania-inspired hunt for 24-hour fun.

Below are ten ideas for a 24-hour scavenger hunt complete with bonus point activities. The goal for most scavenger hunts is to be the first to complete the list, although you can make it about the team who shows the most creativity. We’d love to hear your ideas and how you plan on participating in your own hunt. Don’t forget to take lots of photos!

  1. Collect ingredients for a birthday cake – without spending more than $5.
  2. Keep a diary of what you and your team ate for the day. Calculate how much you may have spent.  Assuming that your monthly income is minimum wage for one person ($902.50), calculate how many days it would take before you ran out of money if you spent that amount for food every day.
  3. Color all the pages from our Hunger Action Month coloring sheets. Do it well(ish).
  4. Make a mini construction with the canned goods in your pantry.  Take a photo. Bonus points if you donate the canned items to the Food Bank.
  5. Download the SNAP (food stamp) application. Try and fill it out in 30 minutes or less.
  6. Identify three places within walking distance of wherever you are where you can use SNAP benefits. Bonus points if you require all places to provide fresh produce.
  7. Have your team make shirts that say Hunger is Unacceptable.  Bonus points for a banner or song about ending hunger.
  8. Find a book about hunger in America. Bonus points for reading it and writing a review on your blog/facebook.
  9. Drive to all 21 counties in CAFB’s service territory. Take a photo in each county.  Bonus points if you wear your Hunger is Unacceptable shirt from challenge #7.
  10. Upload your nine photos from the scavenger hunt to the Flickr group.

Good luck. Have fun. Learn something new.

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