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No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassador

No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in six children struggle with hunger along the central 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.

Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Campaign has created a program to involve college-aged Youth Ambassadors in the fight against childhood hunger by working with one of our community partners.

Feeding the Gulf Coast will host a Youth Ambassador working on initiatives related to the Summer Meals Program.

Who is Feeding the Gulf Coast?

Feeding the Gulf Coast is a leading hunger-relief organization serving the Central Gulf Coast. For more than 40 years, we have supported organizations and special programs focused on removing barriers to nutritious food access for the 331,630 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:


: Child Nutrition Program Event Planning and Engaging with Local Officials (40%)
: Social Media Engagement (20%)
: Site visits, Monitoring and Evaluation (25%)
: No Kid Hungry Projects (10%)
: Partner Meetings (5%)

The Youth Ambassador will plan and coordinate Summer Program Kick-off events for Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. Additionally, they will assist in social media engagement and work to connect with local representatives to collaborate and show them meals-in-action. Throughout the program, the Youth Ambassador will create social media content that illustrates the connection with our communities, increases outreach, and supports story-driven advocacy initiatives. They will also assist with Summer Meal Program site monitoring. They will conduct site visits to familiarize themselves with agency partners and establish themselves as a resource for nutrition education, MyPlate programming, and retraining for digital meal tracking.

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 $6,000 for over the course of the summer, for
a completion of 360 hours over 10 weeks, with one week’s paid vacation. The program starts on May 30
or June 05, 2023 and ends 10 weeks after start date.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.