Education & Resources

Play for Middle School

Play for Middle School











The Food Bank is using theatre as an educational tool, sponsoring a series of free, live performances about hunger in America.

Entitled Hungry, the 40-minute play tells the story of Eric, a typical middle school student. Eric’s family has suffered a loss of income. Without enough money for food, Eric takes some heroic measures to help. Using music and drama, Eric’s journey will engage and inspire students. At the same time, they will learn about the problem of hunger in our community and how it affects them.

Written by award-winning playwright, Patricia Loughrey, the play, debuted in 8 middle schools throughout Contra Costa and Solano counties in October in 2004. Since then Hungry has been presented many times in middle schools throughout the counties. Put on by a small company with mobile sets, this play can be successfully performed either on stage or in a multi-purpose room.


We are currently scheduling the 2015 season. If you would like to request a performance at your school, please complete the online sign-up form below (and select AT LEAST TWO dates).
Please note:

  • We can provide up to three performances in a single day
  • All performances must occur in the morning
  • The first performance can start as early as 8am
  • We need access to the performance space 90 minutes prior to show time
  • We provide our own set and sounds system, and all set up and tear down is done by our cast
  • The play run time is about 35-40 minutes and most schools like to have a few minutes of Q&A after each performance


We invite you to find out more about having this play come to your school or about sponsoring the play, by contacting Jenny Shelby King at (925) 676-7543 x 255 or

HUNGRY Educational Play - School Sign-up (2015 Season)

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