If you really love the idea of a Hunger Challenge and want to know how to bring one to your town, then you've come to the right place! Here you will find the resources to answer your questions and see that we really are here to help you feed starving children. We think that you will be surprised at how easy it is to host a Hunger Challenge.
Gather a team
You need a core team of committed people to pull this off. Check out our Hunger Challenge Tool Box for more details. An HSM staff member will be glad to answer your questions.
Decide how many meals to package
One pallet of food = 72 buckets = 12,960 meals
20 pallets of food = 1,440 buckets = 259,200 meals = one shipping container of food
Choose a Site
A gymnasium works beautifully, or a church fellowship hall or a school all-purpose room. Our Hunger Challenge Tool Box gives details about workable room sizes.
Set your date and confirm it with HSM
Check whether your desired date is available. Make an initial deposit and complete a Hunger Challenge Agreement.
Publicize your Hunger Challenge
HSM provides publicity cards and posters – either preprinted or fillable PDF files. You will want to use email, social media, press releases, posters and word of mouth to get the word out. It's all in the Hunger Challenge Tool Box.
Raise the funds
Each nutritious meal costs just 35¢. For International meals, we package into five-gallon buckets that hold 180 meals ($63 per bucket). For Domestic meals, we package into boxes that hold 216 meals ($75 per box). Each volunteer who works for two hours will package at least one complete bucket of food. There are many ways to raise funds. Download our Fundraising Options document for ideas.
Schedule your volunteers
HSM will set up our customized registration system where volunteers will sign up online to participate in your Hunger Challenge. The system also allows people to donate toward your event. You can track how many people are signed up, send emails, print name tags and check-in lists, and follow up with your volunteers after the event.