Basics

ACFB has four basic sets of resources for educators – Kids In Need Free Store for Educators, Hunger 101 to educate students about the issues of hunger and poverty, Educational Materials, and Facts & Stats. 

Kids In Need

Parents who struggle to put food on the table may also be challenged to provide their children with the necessary school supplies. With the firm belief that every child deserves the tools they need for academic achievement, ACFB developed Kids In Need, a year-round free store for educators. The Kids In Need mission is to provide learning supplies for students whose academic success is threatened by poverty. Every year, Kids In Need is proud to distribute hundreds of thousands of pounds of brand new school supplies to teachers in low-income schools in the Atlanta region. For a school to qualify, at least 80% of the students must be enrolled in the federal free and reduced lunch program. There is absolutely no cost to teachers or schools. The Kids In Need facility is reminiscent of a retail store and is continuously stocked with school and art supplies for grade levels Pre-K through 12.

For more information, check out the Kids In Need page.

Hunger 101

Hunger 101 is the education project of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. ACFB created the very first Hunger 101 Project and curriculum in the early 1990s. Today, many other food banks in the Feeding America network have adopted Hunger 101. Through workshops, online curricula and other creative tools designed for a variety of age groups, Hunger 101 strives to increase awareness about hunger and poverty on the local, state and national levels. Hunger 101 plays an integral role in furthering ACFB’s mission to fight hunger by engaging, educating and empowering our community. Learn more about Hunger 101 and how to sign up for a session

For more information, contact Hunger 101 at education@acfb.org or 404.892.FEED (3333) x1308. 

Educational Materials

ACFB has an abundance of educational materials and resources that are available for your use.  These include downloadable Hunger 101 Curriculum, Curriculum Resources, Curriculum Activities and Additional Activities which include games and a Girl Scout patch project.  Check out our Hunger 101 educational materials.  

If you would like more information on our educational materials, contact Education and Outreach at education@acfb.org or 404.892.FEED (3333) x1228.

Facts & Stats

If you’re looking for current statistics and data from trusted sources on the subjects of hunger and poverty, you’ve come to the right place.  We provide statistics in three categories:  National statistics, Georgia statistics and ACFB’s response to solving hunger in our community.  View our Facts & Stats pages here.  

For more information, contact ACFB Education and Outreach at education@acfb.org or 404.892.FEED (3333) x1308.