The Game Ending Hunger
The ad starts by showing 4 kids looking into the same direction. No facial hair and a bunch of babyfaces, which make me assume that they are young teenagers. The kid in the blue is constantly dribbling the ball. He must play for fun because all coaches teach don’t look at the ball. They have to be playing at a local park. You can see a caged fence and a tree with no leaves. Who are they looking at? Are they playing 4 on 4?
The ad introduces 4 other kids. 2 girls and 2 boys. Why does the first team have only 1 girl and the second one has 2? They must be playing a friendly basketball game because usually, you don’t see girls and boys play together. The kid with the blue shirt and the kid with the curly hair must be the captains of the team. The camera constantly focuses on them. The kid with the curly hair has his hands sticking out. Is the boy with the blue shirt about to pass him the ball? The first group of kids must have the ball first.
The kid with the curly hair throws the ball back to the kid in the blue shirt. The background shows no houses close by so is it at a school? The courts have nice nets. The two teams are facing eachother near the halfcourt line. Must be a halfcourt only game becuase you will see an inbound when it’s full-court.
The first group of kids gets the ball first. The kin in the blue shoots the ball and makes it. Is it make it take it? This court must be old because the coloring looks faded, but the surface still looks smooth. Who will be the first girl to make a shot for their team?
The kid with the grey shirt performs a no-look pass. He makes it look easy, he has to play basketball.
The girl with the white shirt receives the ball and looks like she is ready for the moment. Will she make the shot or will it rim out?
The girl with the white shirt must be athletic because after she hit the shot she performed a handstand. This game looks far from over though, they are barely tired. The kid with the black shorts and black shirt performs a layup and makes it. The cameraman must be leaving out clips. The kid does a pull up on the side of the court. Does he lift weights? A lot of people find that hard to do at a young age.
The boy with the grey shirt and curly hair calls timeout. Why did he stop the game? Is he hurt? Does he have to leave?
The boy lips are moving towards the group. What is he saying? Does this mean his mom is strict? Why did the camera zoom in on him? Looks like he really doesn’t want to go home.
The kids stop playing and sit down. The white girl with the long hair receives a text and looks at the girl in the grey shirt. Does this mean they are sisters? Why does there mother want them home so early it’s not dark? Is it time for dinner for them too? They must live close by because they aren’t getting picked up or maybe that’s the reason why she told them to come home now so they will make it in before dark.
- This ad didn’t have a 30-second version, but in the end, the boy in the blue shirt is the last one on the court. A caption appears on the screen stating that 1 in 8 Americans struggle with hunger. Does this kid struggle with hunger? All together there were 8 kids and now it’s just him. The ad is trying to inform you of the kids that struggle every day to eat. You can help by donating any type of money, it doesn’t have to be big bills. Feeding America must be a company or organization. The link says “FeedingAmerica.org”, so this must be a way to inform me on where to go when I want to donate.