This patch and all program supplies are available from our partner site MakingFriends®.com.
Download this coloring page for younger achievers.
Use it as an optional requirement for young children to do before the meeting begins.
Requirement 1: Learn It!
When you’re hungry it’s hard to concentrate. You don’t have the energy you need to pay attention and be active. Many people don’t have enough food to eat.
Many communities have food banks, also called food pantries, where donated food is available. Sometimes the options may not be the healthiest choices. Sugary cereals, starchy pastas and sodium packed soups often fill the shelves. While these items will fill an empty stomach they lack the nutrients needed for a balanced diet.
Requirement 2: See It!
Visit a local food bank. Helpful Link: Find Food Pantries
Print out the donation list to review with a volunteer to find out what items you should be collecting.
Things to ask about:
- Is there enough food for everyone who needs it?
- What are some items you especially need?
Requirement 3: Do It!
Think about the food bank you visited.
Participate in a healthy food drive project. Here are some ideas:
- Participate in a healthy food drive.
- Collect items from your home to donate.
- Set up a table outside your local supermarket to ask for healthy food donations.
Requirement 4: Review It!
Download the optional review sheet for younger achievers.
- Do you consider your healthy food drive a success?
- Would you do it again?
- What would you do different next time?
Why do you think people need better food options?
- Do they know the right kinds of food to eat?
- Do they have enough money to buy healthy food?
Congratulations! You have earned the Healthy Food Drive patch. It can be purchased at our partner site MakingFriends®.com.
Does this give you some ideas for earning the Feeding the Hungry patch?
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