Project Bread Community Outreach Fellow
Project Bread’s Child Nutrition Outreach Program is seeking Community Outreach Fellows from February to August 2014 to become a part of an Outreach Team that will work to end hunger in Massachusetts! Fellows will work with the Child Nutrition Outreach Program and Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger team to promote, engage, and increase awareness about federal food assistance programs and the Walk for Hunger.
Fellows will be responsible for canvassing in selected communities, speaking and presenting at community events, and promoting Project Bread through creative social media. This is an ideal opportunity for college and university students who are interested in public health, nutrition, communications and/or public policy. Fellows will specifically be working to promote the School Breakfast Video Contest, the Walk for Hunger, and the Summer Food Service Program.
About the Summer Food Service Program
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally funded program administered by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education that provides free meals to children 18 years old and under during the summer months at sites such as parks, schools, or community centers. The SFSP is an important resource for low-income families whose children rely on school meals from September to June.
About the Walk for Hunger
The Walk for Hunger is the conscience of Project Bread. We are primarily supported by small contributions from ordinary people, and that shapes everything we do. We don’t answer to industry or big business. Our interest groups are parents, kids, neighbors, and communities. They urge us to question conventional wisdom and find better answers. The depth and breadth of this community support propels us to constantly strive to create new, more effective solutions—and to work tirelessly to eliminate hunger in our state. In Massachusetts, more than 700,000 people do not have enough food to eat. The Walk for Hunger raises millions of dollars for the over 400 community food programs that support families in crisis.
About the School Breakfast Video Contest (SBVC)
Massachusetts high school students are invited to submit a 30-second video promoting the school breakfast program and encouraging their peers to eat a healthy school breakfast. Submissions will be accepted between March 3rd and April 4th, 2014. The “Eat. Film. Screen.” video contest is a way for students to become engaged and aware of the importance of School Breakfast and the winning video will be used to promote the School Breakfast Program during the 2014-2015 school year.
Fellowship Duties and Responsibilities
• Canvassing within selected communities in order to promote SBVC, the Walk for Hunger
• Attending community events and tabling at some of these events.
• Traveling to and presenting at High Schools in promotion of SBVC and SFSP.
• Documenting community engagement events with pictures, short narratives, and social media appropriate blasts (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram).
• College or university student or graduate student.
• Reliable access to a vehicle required.
• Knowledge and interest in nutrition and anti-hunger initiatives, specifically food assistance programs.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong presentation and public speaking skills.
• Previous experience working within communities, outreach experience is preferred.
• Ability to work collaboratively and independently.
• Capacity to manage time effectively and work independently with minimal oversight.
• Preference will be given to candidates majoring in public health, nutrition, communications and/or public policy.
Hours and Length of Fellowship
Internship will require 15-20 hours per week and will begin in early February and continue till the end of August 2014.
In order to apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org