Food for Hope

How John van Hengel Invented Food Banks for the Hungry

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Hunger continues to be an international problem. This true story of how one ordinary person did something extraordinary shows how everyone can do something to make a difference.

Readers will feel encouraged to find their own way to make a difference. Real life experience plus social justice interests combine into a powerful solution, filling empty bellies with nourishing food, all without costing a lot of money. Recycling meets hunger in John van Hengel’s ingenious, yet obvious solution to both food waste and widespread hunger.

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978-1-954354-24-1
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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Biography, Diverse Books: Social Class, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2023
Publisher Creston Books
Imprint Creston Books
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2023-05-02
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF007020, JNF007110, JNF053070
Dewey 920
Dimensions 9 x 11
Features Original artwork, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Jeff Gottesfeld

Jeff Gottesfeld writes for page, stage, screen, and television. He's won many awards, including ones from the American Library Association, the Association of Jewish Libraries, and the Writer's Guild. His most recent title The Christmas Mitzvah was named a Sydney Taylor Honor Book. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

Illustrator: Michelle Laurentia Agatha

Michelle Laurentia Agatha was born in Indonesia. She's always had a huge interest in cartoons and illustrated books. Michelle earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. Her most recent book, The Christmas Mitzvah, was named a Sydney Taylor Honor Book.

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“An inspiring profile warmed by its (not undeserved) sentimental glow.”—Kirkus Reviews