Story Ideas

Daily stories

  1. Find out if your city has list of hunger resources. If your city doesn’t have such a list or repository of all of the resources, that could be a story.
  2. What does your community do to combat food insecurity and hunger on a local level? Are there programs within the school system or in churches?
  3. Contact your local Food Bank or food pantry to find events you can cover. Event coverage can help spread the word about ways people in your community experience hunger.
  4. Does your community have a farmers market? Stories about a local farmers market create a platform to talk about food supply and hunger within a community.
  5. Do you know 23.5 million people live in food deserts, or places where healthy food options are limited? Find out if your community falls into this category.
  6. Not all food is healthy. Talk to a nutritionist, doctor, nurse or pediatrician about nutritious foods versus processed foods.
  7. Keep an eye out for legislation on food programs that could impact your area.

Longer-term projects

  1. How do your city, county and community compare to national data when it comes to facts about food insecurity and hunger?
  2. Is there something in particular about where you live that changes the ways  hunger is experienced? For instance, those who live in California have been affected by drought, which affects food supply.
  3. Whom does hunger affect in your community? Find the faces of hunger where you live.
  4. Look at businesses and non-profit organizations in your area that manage food resources to see how they function financially. Do they profit from collecting food supplies, or “donating” food?