This is a great game with a purpose.
First, check with your local food pantry or soup kitchen and get a list of all the items they need. From their list, create a new list of food and non-food items and give each item a point value (more expensive items get higher points).
Divide your group into smaller teams (4-7 per group), assign an adult to drive, and send them out on a food scavenger hunt.
All of the items collected can then be boxed and taken to the food pantry as a group. Make sure you give them enough time to really comb your city. Groups will need at least 1 1/2 to 2 hours!
Thanks to for lending us this game!

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Dr. Ryan Nielsen is currently the Sr. Pastor at First Baptist Church in Quincy, CA. Ryan has a long history of youth ministry experience with his call to Youth Ministry beginning in 1991 as a Freshman in College where he was hired as the Youth Pastor at Armenian Christian Fellowship of Orange County. Since that time, Ryan spent 20 years working in youth ministry in California, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, and also in Denmark. In 1995, he started his own youth ministry website,, which resources individuals in more than 165 countries around the world! Ryan has his B.A. In English Literature from Whittier College, his M.A. In Youth and Family Ministry from Denver Seminary, his M.Div and his Doctorate degree from Fuller Seminary. He moved to Quincy in 2011 with his wife, Christianna, who is a First Grade Teacher. Ryan married Christianna in 2005 and they adopted their two daughters, Magali and Miley in December 2010.

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