Good Cents for Oakland provides a service learning program specifically designed for pre-k through first grade students. Students learn about the problem of hunger, the importance of good nutrition and the work of the Alameda County Community Food Bank through songs, stories and art. Students then help fight hunger by collecting pennies (aka “Good Cents”) and other coins, all of which are donated to the Food Bank.
Program Toolkit contents
Schools participating in the Good Cents for Oakland Hunger Program receive six weeks of lesson plans including materials, project ideas, armored car coin pickup and copies of our “Penny Pages” (created especially for parents). Good Cents for Oakland also provides free facilitator training.
An award-winning program
In 2007, the Alameda County Community Food Bank awarded Good Cents for Oakland the Hope Not Hunger award for its work fighting hunger in Oakland.
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