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No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassador

No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in three children struggle with hunger along the Centra Gulf Coast. By connecting kids in need with nutritious food, the No Kid Hungry campaign surrounds children with healthy food where they live, learn and play.

We’re ending childhood hunger by connecting kids to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders, and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. These public-private partnerships work together to identify and eliminate the barriers that may prevent children from accessing existing food and nutrition resources.

Through the support of the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, Share Our Strength has created a program to involve college-aged Youth Ambassadors in the fight against childhood hunger by working with one of our No Kid Hungry community partners.

Feeding the Gulf Coast will host a Youth Ambassador working on initiatives related to summer meals for the summer program.

Who is Feeding the Gulf Coast?

Feeding the Gulf Coast is a leading hunger-relief organization serving the Central Gulf Coast. For 40 years, we have supported organizations and special programs focused on removing barriers to nutritious food access for over 431,000 people facing hunger along the central Gulf Coast. Feeding the Gulf Coast is one of 200 food banks in the Feeding America network, the nation’s largest hunger-fighting network.

Job Specifics:

Responsbilities

: Supporting summer meals sponsor outreach to improve services and expand participation (20%)
: Community outreach (20%)
: No Kid Hungry projects (10%)
: Grant assistance, monitoring and evaluation (40%)
: Partner meetings, (5%)
: Misc. /Admin (5%)

The Youth Ambassador will work to find locations throughout our service area to become Summer Meals locations. They will then act as the liaison for these locations and complete an interest meeting, training, and follow-up meeting with the locations. The Youth Ambassador will create and distribute various surveys to our clients. The Youth Ambassador will attend and oversee any food distributions completed under the Morgan Stanley Child Hunger COVID-19 Community Collaboration Grant.

Must Haves

No Kid Hungry seeks enthusiastic college students to join our program as Youth Ambassadors. The ideal candidate will have:

: A great attitude and willingness to work on all kinds of projects
: Interest in hunger issues
: Commitment to working with diverse communities
: Reliability, responsibility, and a good work ethic
: Good customer service and interpersonal skills
: Ability to work independently
: Familiarity with social media
: Use of personal laptop and mobile phone preferred
: Reliable access to a vehicle

Youth Ambassadors will receive a stipend of no more than $3,000 over the course of the summer for a completion of 360 hours over 10 weeks. The program starts on May 24, 2021, and ends on July 26, 2021. Youth Ambassadors will report to a national No Kid Hungry staff member and a Feeding the Gulf Coast member. Ambassadors will participate in weekly conference calls, complete a weekly report, and attend online training sessions throughout their term.

Sound like a great fit for you? Fill out an application here.