Curriculums

“Just Eating? Practicing Our Faith at the Table” Curriculum
Groups of 6 or more

High school age and over

Each session is 1 to 1 ½ hours long; there are seven sessions

This curriculum of the Presbyterian Hunger Program uses Scripture, prayer and stories from the local and global community to explore five key aspects of our relationship with food:

-the health of our bodies

-the challenge of hunger

-the health of the earth, which provides our food

-the ways we use food to extend hospitality and enrich relationships

-the opportunities for action, renewal and transformation in our eating practices—as individuals and as faith communities

Digging Down to the Root: Food, Faith and Abundance
Groups of 6 or more

Adult

Each session is 1 to 1 ½ hours; there are four sessions

With a small group, explore how your food choices can enrich or impoverish your spiritual well-being, your community, and the earth. Get beyond the myth of scarcity in your own life and enable everyone in Tucson to enjoy food security. Through four weeks of discussion, reading and field trips (optional), find your place in the food system, your connection to the local and global economy, and learn how to let your faith speak through your daily choices.

Hunger 101: A Curriculum Guide and Activity Workbook
A Learning Tool for Children and Adult Audiences

Developed by the Atlanta Community Food Bank

www.acfb.org or www.fighthungerga.com

Food & Faith: Justice, Joy and Daily Bread
Groups of 6 or more

Adult

Each session is 1 hour; can be four, six or eight sessions

Food & Faith is a collection of articles and excerpts edited and compiled by Michael Schut and published in cooperation with Earth Ministry in 2002. It includes a study guide for groups and individuals. Some of the topics covered are: Spirituality and Food; Christianity and Caring for the Land; the Family Farm; Worker Rights, Animal Rights; Economics as if Creation Mattered: the Industrialization of Agriculture; Addressing Hunger; Genetically Modified Organisms; and Stories of Hope: Promising Directions.

Know Your Own Supermarket
Ideal for Groups of 6 or more

Adult

Each session is 1 – 1 ½ hours; number of sessions is flexible

This curriculum is still under construction, but would welcome the changes to be tried with a group of people. The supermarket is a direct connection to the global economy, yet few of us take the time to critically view the whole supermarket shopping experience, much less talk about it with others. Through fun and challenging exercises, we will examine the history of the supermarket and each of its departments and its evolving role in our food system. We’ll also talk about our role as consumers in the supermarket. Each week, participants will have a different activity to complete as they go to the supermarket and alternative food sources.