Are you interested in becoming more involved in Project Bread’s—The Walk for Hunger anti-hunger work and fulfilling volunteer hours this upcoming summer? Do both by becoming a summer ambassador for the Summer Food Service Program, a federally funded program that provides meals at no cost to kids 18 and under in eligible areas during the summer months!
You can be a summer ambassador by taking part in a “Blitz Day”. A Blitz Day organizes volunteers and partner organizations to raise awareness of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). During a Blitz Day, volunteers come together to canvass a community with outreach materials about the SFSP. The goal is to get the word out about the availability of the program to all families and community members by bringing outreach materials all over a community and explaining what the SFSP is, who it is available to, and other important details.
Blitz Day outreach locations can include schools, businesses, community centers, churches, parks, health centers, homes, or any location that could help tell families about the programs.
What does a typical Blitz Day look like from start to end?
1. Volunteers and community leaders meet up at a designated time and location.
2. Host (s) gather for a few words from a community leader.
3. Hold a volunteer orientation to go over Summer Meals frequently asked questions and canvassing areas.
4. Volunteers head out in partners or small teams to their respective zones and begin the Blitz.
5. Volunteers meet back at a designated time. (typically 2-4 hours later)
6. Volunteers give updates/feedback.
7. Typically, host (s) provide food/beverages as a thank you.
(last updated 5/25/16)