The Hunger Games

An Edge Night on Feeding the Hungry and Giving Drink to the Thirsty

Edge Night Outline

Goal of this Night

The goal of this Edge Night is to broaden the youths’ perspective on the world, particularly by looking at poverty around the globe. This reality of poverty will then be extended to the idea that the deepest hunger in the world is the hunger for God, even if most people do not realize it. Christ calls us to feed the poor; the youth will see that this is not only in physical matters, but also in spiritual.

About this night

The night will begin with a tangible breakout of how the population of the world is divided, and how the majority of the world actually lives in poverty. The Proclaim will express the duty we have to feed and care for our less fortunate brothers and sisters, not only in meeting their physical hunger but also their spiritual hunger. The youth will also have an opportunity to make sack lunches to send to the local homeless shelter. The night will end with the story and prayer of Blessed Pier Giorgio, who gives us a model of how we can feed the hungry in word and deed.

Before The Night

Ask a Core Member to prepare a brief talk about the life of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati to be used at the end of the Edge Night.

Contact your local homeless shelter or homeless outreach program and arrange to bring sack lunches for the homeless and poor that they serve. Be sure to get an estimated number of how many lunches they need and if there are any restrictions on what foods can be put in the bag lunches. If your parish does not have the budget to provide all the supplies for the sack lunches, a few weeks prior to this night, give the youth and their parents a list of things you need for lunches and have them each bring an item.

Environment

Put up pictures around the room of people in different living conditions. Put up pictures of typical meals for different people around the world, those living in both poverty and wealth. For example, show a big holiday dinner and the simple meal of the poor.

Supplies List

  • Pictures or slideshow for the environment and Gather
  • Brown paper bags
  • Bread
  • Peanut butter (*Check if any of the youth have peanut allergies prior to the night.)
  • Jelly
  • Plastic knives
  • Chips
  • Fruit cups
  • Plastic spoons
  • Fruit juice
  • Cookies
  • Tables
  • Table cloths
  • Napkins
  • Paper
  • Pens
  • Prayer cards

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