Girl Scouts Cut Out Hunger
Take a Field trip to your grocery store and buy food for charity--make
it fun to see how far you
can stretch your dollars to get the most food!
Earn the Hunger Patch for Girl Scouts or the Scouting for
Food badge for Boy Scouts with the program. Earn Community Service hours with
The objective of Kids Cut Out Hunger is to educate children
about how they can help fight hunger in their local community, in a fun way. Girl
Scouts can use the program to earn their Hunger Patch:
1. Teach Scouts about Hunger: Girl Scout leaders
can read about and print information about hunger from the Learn
About Hunger link to share with their Scouts at a meeting before using the
2. Select a food pantry or charity that supports food
donations: Refer to the Donate Food
page to find your local food bank or food pantry.
3. Decide how to collect food using the program.
There are many options.
- Take the troop on a field
trip to your grocery store, incorporating the idea of buying food for charity.
The group can combine their money, or they can do individual orders. Children
typically spend the same amount, such as $3.50 each (equal to roller skating admission)
or even 50 cents each (the cost of a video game).
- Have the troop do a Charity
Sale Table. This is the highest volume activity.
- Have each Girl Scout do their shopping individually with
their parents using their store's Best Deals list and then bring their food donations to the next meeting.
- Have Girl Scouts help organize a food drive
at their school or place of worship. They can print the list of Best Charity
Deals and then distribute it at school or place of
- Older Girl Scouts can implement these ideas with school
service clubs or youth groups. They could also teach the program to younger
children through Sunday School classes or elementary school classes.
4. As a group, take the food collected to the local food
Spend a couple of minutes with this online, interactive
role play called "Hunger 101" that puts us in the shoes of people
struggling to feed their families.