Mission Statement:

We are a global community of teen changemakers working to eliminate hunger and create food sustainability in our communities, by decreasing food waste and encouraging teens to garden and donate food to local area food banks.  

Are you fed up with hunger and food waste affecting your community?


Contact our hub to learn more at info@teensdreamcolab.net. Join us online in our virtual rooms weekly. Take our one hour Hub orientation to get connected, see events!

Get involved in ongoing action or bring new ideas and action plans that we can help you turn to action!

What We've Accomplished So Far

Check out our Gardening Projects


2 Gardens

We have two community gardens: one in Arlington, Virginia, and one in Ellicott City, Maryland. We hope to inspire teens to plant their own gardens!

Funding

We raised funds through Youth Service America and a Sodexo Stop Hunger grant which we used to fund our Arlington garden. We also won the America’s Promise Power of Youth Challenge, earning $300 each. Over $2000 raised was used to build community gardens in Arlington, VA and in Ellicott City, MD

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Where we donate (Rock Spring Church)

All the vegetables produced from the Arlington garden are donated to the Rock Springs Church in Arlington, Virginia. This church distributes the fresh food to people in need.

People involved

  • Arlington Garden
    • Mary Kay – Master Gardener and Mentor
    • Hermon Gebreezgi
    • Yosief Tewelde
    • Christi Anthony
    • Carol Parker

  • Ellicott City
    • Rebecca Donovan
    • Leah Han
    • Maria Donegan
    • Joanna Ritter

A resource for teens that want to end hunger and promote food sustainability in their own communities.

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We are creating a community of teen food farmers.

Our Videos

Click the button below to watch the Hub highlighted on the Evening News!

Watch us on the evening news!

1st time on Fox

2nd time on Fox

Get a tour of our Arlington, VA garden!

What the Hunger Hub has Done in Past!

The Hunger Hub’s ambassadors spoke on the Hub’s work and talked about that experience as teen leaders.

See our Segment

Our Zero Hunger Teen Ambassadors & Mentors

Visit Links Below to Learn Moreand Start Taking Action

  • An estimated 821 million people were undernourished in 2017.
  • The majority of the world’s hungry people live in developing countries, where 12.9 per cent of the population is undernourished.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa remains the region with the highest prevalence of hunger, with the rate increasing from 20.7 per cent in 2014 to 23.2 per cent in 2017.
  • In sub-Saharan Africa, the number of undernourished people increased from 195 million in 2014 to 237 million in 2017.
  • Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45 per cent) of deaths in children under five – 3.1 million children each year.
  • 149 million children under 5 years of age—22 per cent of the global under-5 population—were still chronically undernourished in 2018.

2.1 By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round.

2.2 By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons.

2.3 By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment.

2.4 By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality.

2.5 By 2020, maintain the genetic diversity of seeds, cultivated plants and farmed and domesticated animals and their related wild species, including through soundly managed and diversified seed and plant banks at the national, regional and international levels, and promote access to and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge, as internationally agreed.

2.A Increase investment, including through enhanced international cooperation, in rural infrastructure, agricultural research and extension services, technology development and plant and livestock gene banks in order to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries, in particular least developed countries.

2.B Correct and prevent trade restrictions and distortions in world agricultural markets, including through the parallel elimination of all forms of agricultural export subsidies and all export measures with equivalent effect, in accordance with the mandate of the Doha Development Round.

2.C Adopt measures to ensure the proper functioning of food commodity markets and their derivatives and facilitate timely access to market information, including on food reserves, in order to help limit extreme food price volatility.