No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in six children struggle with hunger. That’s 13 million kids. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day.
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 state No Kid Hungry community partners.
For the spring program, partners have one (1) Youth Ambassador per location working on initiatives related to Federal Child Nutrition programs (school breakfast, after-school meals, Summer Meals, etc.).
The No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassador at Project Bread will aide in the sustainability and operation of the School Breakfast program in the state of Massachusetts. The Youth Ambassador will also assist Project Bread with a few projects pertaining to the launch of a new statewide brand for the Summer Food Service Program in Massachusetts.
No Kid Hungry seeks enthusiastic, undergraduate college students to join our program as Youth Ambassadors.
The ideal candidate will have:
Youth Ambassadors will receive a stipend of no more than $1500 for over the course of the spring semester for a completion of 150-200 hours. The program starts on January 15, 2018.
Youth Ambassadors will report to a national No Kid Hungry staff member, and a local staff member. Ambassadors will participate in weekly conference calls, complete a weekly report, and attend an online training session prior to the start of work.
Interested applicants should apply online at http://nokidhungry.org/ambassadors.