What is Hunger 101?

Hunger 101 is the education project of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The Food Bank 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 the Food Bank's mission to fight hunger by engaging, educating and empowering our community.


Hunger 101 workshops can be adapted for almost any audience. Hunger 101 participants include teachers, youth, college students, K-12 public and private school students, as well as faith, corporate, civic and volunteer groups. Hunger 101 workshops are interactive and free of charge. Workshops can be held at the Food Bank, where participants can tour the facility and gain a better understanding about how the Food Bank addresses hunger in the community, or brought to your school, faith, or work location if you are located within metro-Atlanta. All participants are encouraged to follow up with one action step such as volunteering, organizing a food drive, contacting their senators and representatives, or connecting friends and family to ACFB through their social networks. 


Hunger 101 curriculum materials were developed in the early 1990s with the help of Emory University’s School of Public Health, and were recently updated with the help of Georgia State University’s School of Social Work. The materials are full of facts, resources and fabulous activities that you can use to educate your community, office or classroom about hunger and poverty. The entire Hunger 101 Curriculum can be downloaded, or you can choose to download sections of the Curriculum: individual modules, resource pages or activities. Check out the Hunger 101 Curriculum, download materials and start educating yourself and your community today!


How do I schedule a Hunger 101 workshop?
The first step is to email us with your interest.  You will then be contacted by Food Bank staff within 3 days to talk with you further about scheduling a workshop.

How far in advance do I need to schedule?
At least 2 weeks notice is preferred, but we do have limited staff available so more notice may be required, especially if you want to schedule on the weekend.

How long does a Hunger 101 workshop take?
We ask for an hour and a half for workshops that take place at ACFB, which includes a tour of our warehouse.  For workshops in the community, we require a minimum of an hour.

What types of groups participate in Hunger 101 workshops?
All kinds of groups participate in workshops- school groups, civic groups, faith-based groups, corporate groups and more!  It’s open to any group that wants to learn.

How many people do I need for my Hunger 101 workshop?
If we are traveling to you, we require a minimum of 15 participants due to staff availability and resources.  For groups requesting a workshop at ACFB, we can work with groups as small as 6-8. To conduct the interactive role-play activity the Community Food Game  a minimum of 20 people are needed.

What are the age requirements?
We conduct workshops for people of all ages, but Kindergarten is the youngest age group we can accommodate.

How much does a Hunger 101 workshop cost?
Workshops are totally free; we do ask that each participant or group agree to a minimum of one hunger fighting action step such as conducting a food drive or volunteering at ACFB or one of the 600 partner agencies that receive food from us.

I live outside the metro Atlanta area – can I schedule a Hunger 101 workshop in my community?
If you can come to ACFB, we would be happy to offer a workshop for your group.  At this time, we are restricted to traveling within metro Atlanta.  Also, our full curriculum is downloadable so that you can implement your own Hunger 101 workshop.  We also welcome your calls and emails with questions about facilitating your own Hunger 101 workshops.  Download the Hunger 101 Curriculum here

What if I just want my group to tour the Food Bank?
We would be happy to tour your group around our 129,000 square foot facility.  A tour takes approximately 30 minutes. Please email us with your inquiry.

Do you speak to large groups, such as an entire grade level?
Yes, we are available to speak to large groups on hunger and poverty issues.

When can I schedule a workshop? 
You can contact us to schedule a Hunger 101 workshop year-round.  We schedule workshops Monday – Friday, and two weekends per month.

I have additional questions.  How do I get more information?
Contact Hunger 101 at or 404.892.FEED (3333) x2009.

Youth Summit

The Youth Summit is a unique multi-day service opportunity for local high school students hosted by ACFB each summer. It includes interactive workshops and service projects with ACFB and other hunger fighting organizations in metro Atlanta. Each year the Youth Summit brings together a diverse group of students from across the metro area who learn about hunger and poverty issues, address hunger in their own communities, earn community service hours, and build new friendships. Each Youth Summit session is limited to 20 students. Each participant agrees to complete at least one hunger fighting action step during the following school year. 

Learn more about the Youth Summit.

Girl Scout Patch Project

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc. and the Atlanta Community Food Bank have partnered to develop the Hunger 101 Patch Project for Girl Scout Daisies through Girl Scout Ambassadors. The Hunger 101 Patch Project is a wonderful opportunity for girls to learn about hunger as a contemporary issue.

Learn more about the Girl Scout Patch Project here.