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Hey Kids!
We need your help!

In central and eastern North Carolina, there are more than 630,000 people who don't have enough money to buy food - more than 201,650 of them are children!  But you can join Souper Can and become a Hunger Hero!

Be a Hunger Hero BannerThere are lots of ways that you can help Souper Can and the Food Bank provide food for the people who need it most.  You can:

Learn more!  Here are some cool activity pages that you can print and share with your family and friends:

Food Bank Word FindAll of Souper Can's important words have been jumbled in the smiley face! Help Souper locate all the Food Bank words.

Click to print the Food Bank Word Find.

Food Bank MazeSouper Can is lost at the Food Bank and needs to get back to the grocery cart right away! Can you help Souper out of the maze?

Click to print the Grocery Cart Maze Page.

Food Bank Connect the DotsSouper loves to tell folks all about healthy eating. Connect the dots to discover Souper's favorite nutritious foods.

Click to print the Healthy Foods Dot to Dot Page.

Food Bank Coloring PageSouper Can is having a great time at the Mt. Olive Pickle Festival with friends. Add a splash of color and let the fun begin!

Click to print the Festival Coloring Page.

Food Bank BookmarksAre you a "Souper Reader"? Print these Souper Can bookmarks for your books - share with your friends and family!

Click to print the Souper Can Bookmarks.

Love to Read? Check out these great books that will help you learn more about hunger and helping those in need:

  • "Kids Against Hunger" by Jon Mikkelsen
  • "Think of Those in Need" by The Berenstain Bears
  • "Sam and the Lucky Money" by Karen Chinn
  • "Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen" by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan
  • "Lives Turned Upside Down" by Jim Hubbard
  • "The Quiltmakers Journey" by Jeff Brumbeau and Gail DeMarcken
  • "It's Our World, Too! Stories of Young People Who Are Making a Difference" by Phillip Hoose 

Hunger Heros in our Neighborhood!

  • Benjamin and Nicholas Massey organized a one-week Food Drive at Thales Academy in Apex, NC. The school collected 271 pounds of food - that's equivalent to over 225 meals to struggling families in our communities!
  • Timmy Hackett held his 12th Birthday Party at the Food Bank.  They had cake and ice cream in our conference room and then took a tour of the Raleigh Warehouse.  Afterwards, he and his friends volunteered for a service project.  Altogether, they bagged 6,000 pounds of rice!
  • Ms. Bonnie Agnew's 6th grade class at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School and Church organized a class project called "Buy a Bookmark, Feed a Family". This spirited group of kids raised $231.04 for the Food Bank - that's over 980 meals!
  • When Jackson Barker celebrated his 5th birthday, he asked all his friends to bring a donation of food for the Food Bank instead of giving presents. Jackson and his guests collected 190 pounds of food, providing more than 160 meals to those in need!
  • The incredibly motivated kids at Sanderson High School have participated in Student's Against Hunger every year for the past 18 years, using the event to build campaigns for Student Council Elections.  In 2008, they collected 7,641 pounds of food and raised over $33,000 dollars for the Food Bank!
  • Souper Can Thank youCameron and Morgan are twins who celebrated their 8th birthday party recently.  They asked their friends and family to donate money to the Food Bank instead of giving gifts.  They collected over $100!
  • Laura & Abigail held a lemonade stand to benefit the Food Bank.  They collected over $100!

Are you a Hunger Hero?  Let us know!
Send us your story of how you helped in the fight against hunger in your community.  We'll send you a
Hunger Hero Prize Pack filled with bookmarks, stickers and a special Hunger Hero Certificate featuring your name! We'll be happy to feature your name and the details of how you helped the community right here on the Food Bank Kids Page.  Send us an email with the details and your contact information:

(Get your parents permission first!)

  • Charity Navigator
  • Feeding America
  • NC Association of Feeding America Food Banks
  • United Way Partner Agency
  • NC Center for Nonprofits Member
  • AIB International Member