My 9-year-old has read “The Hunger Games,” but I have not. It’s on my Kindle, and I need to get reading before the movie is released on March 23. So I’ve been trying to keep myself away from all things book-movie related until I read it, but one particular thing caught my attention, and I wanted to bring it to yours.

 

The cast and producers of “The Hunger Games” movie have teamed with the United Nations World Food Programme and Feeding America to raise awareness about the hunger problem around the world and raise funds.

 

 

 

On the “The Hunger Games - Fight Hunger” Facebook page, fans can take a short quiz and learn the disturbing statistics about hunger throughout the world and in America. From the same page, anyone can make a donation. Donations from inside the United States will be split between Feeding America (25 percent) and World Food Programme (75 percent). Donations from outside America will all go to World Food Programme.

 

Anyone with pre-teens or teens knows that sometimes they don’t “hear” what you say, even if you tell them something a million times. Yet, sometimes someone else they admire or trust tells them the exact same thing, and they suddenly understand and care about it.

 

Since so many pre-teens, teens and young adults love “The Hunger Games” books, maybe some of them will “hear” the message about hunger through this campaign. 

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.