WE Scare Hunger

Collect tinned foods for local foodbanks.

Hunger + Food Collection = CHANGE

Come together to collect food to help scare away hunger. Hold a food collection to contribute to your local community and raise awareness of the root causes of hunger.

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Exploring Issues
Exploring Issues

Without enough food, many people feel the effects of short-term hunger, like headaches, nausea and the inability to concentrate.

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Resources for Teachers
Resources for Teachers

Check out our full Library of Resources for curriculum-matched lesson plans and activities to embed active citizenship into students’ everyday learning.

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Enhance Your Learning

Entrepreneurship + Charity = Active Citizens!

At City Gateway College in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, staff and students live by the mantra “We don’t label, we enable.” By taking action with WE Scare Hunger, students who have often relied on the support of others, have been empowered to give back.

As an alternative provision school, City Gateway caters for young learners who have been unable to thrive in mainstream education. The College has entrepreneurship at its heart, helping students to use their creativity and energy to solve problems and develop life skills.

To take on hunger, students would need to organise and oversee a multifaceted project. From exploring local food poverty, to advertising their campaign, to food collection and distribution, students managed the project with professionalism. With the knowledge that every new skill they learned has real life application—research, project-management, operations, public speaking—the group gave it their all!

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They created posters, shared messages on social media and delivered an assembly to teach others about the issue. The outcome? An amazing 45 items were collected in just three days!

For Principal, Martin Nirsimloo, the project has helped students to learn by doing:

“Our mission is to raise the level of aspiration for our students and help them to integrate into the community. The WE Schools campaigns help our students to be active citizens—this fits perfectly,” he said.

Active citizenship goes hand-in-hand with community engagement. For a group of students who have not always been welcomed by their local community, delivering their donation to the foodbank was a big step. Yet, seeing the impact of their efforts first-hand, has inspired students to get back out into their community and to continue giving back.

By working together to fight local hunger, City Gateway students have learned that they can achieve great things, for themselves and others.

Take Your Actions Further!

Learn more about the issues, explore our other local and global campaigns and read more about schools who are taking action and changing the world through the WE Schools programme.