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SUMMER OPPORTUNITY: The Hunger Free America

Summer Fellows Program

 

During the summer, Hunger Free America’s Child Nutrition Department places a multitude of fellows across the country at various hunger-fighting institutions with a focus on combatting child hunger during the summertime.  Once school lets out, millions of children no longer receive school meals and face tremendous obstacles accessing the Summer Food Service Program (in Florida, "Summer BreakSpot"), which offers free meals for any child under the age of 18.  

 

Our fellows work with food banks, summer camps, state agencies, and local community groups to find innovative ways to help more children access Summer Meals sites.  Our passionate, dedicated, and progressive group of fellows are determined to be an invaluable resource for the resource-strapped non-profits looking to feed children during summer.  

 

 

The Placement Site: Florida Impact to End Hunger

 

Florida Impact to End Hunger is dedicated to advancing health equity by ending hunger for all Floridians. We mobilize communities to maximize access to federal, state, and local food and nutrition programs with a focus on Florida’s most vulnerable populations. Since 1979, Florida Impact has helped community leaders secure more responsive public programs and policies to address hunger. This focus has led to the statewide establishment of the School Breakfast Program when school is in, and the Afterschool Meals Program (AMP) and the Summer Food Service (SFSP)/Summer BreakSpot program, when school is out. *Note that though Florida Impact to End Hunger has its HQ in Tallahassee, this opportunity is located in Miami-Dade County.

 

The Position:

 

Florida Impact is seeking one (1) Fellow to facilitate enrichment activities for children participating in the Summer Food Service Program in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The Fellow will be responsible for conducting these activities at 3-4 meal sites every weekday. Each activity session will last approximately 1 hour, and will occur immediately prior to the meal delivery. The Fellow will be responsible for planning and conducting physical activities with supplies and guidance provided by Florida Impact. The Fellow will also be expected to encourage children from within the meal service neighborhood to participate in the activity, and thus to receive a free meal. Some enrichment activities will be provided by outside vendors, as arranged by Florida Impact. The Fellow will provide support to these events, as necessary. It is expected that an average day will consist of approximately 6 hours of work, including travel time.

The Ideal Candidate:

 

  • Must be able to provide own reliable transportation to, from, and between food service sites

  • Must be physically able to lead and/or participate in physical activity with children

  • Must be willing to work outside during the summer

  • Must be able to work independently and collaboratively, depending on the task

  • Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills

 

Time Commitment:

 

This is a short-term, full-time position beginning June 6th 2019 and ending August 9th, 2019.  You are expected to be available for the needs of your community and project at all times.  Summer Fellows may be able to have a part-time job outside of service hours; however, they will discuss this with their supervisor prior to starting their position.  

 

Housing:

You are responsible for finding your own housing. No housing allowance will be provided.

 

Program Benefits:

  • $10/hour, 30 hours a week, paid biweekly

  • Paid holidays

  • Experience in the nonprofit sector

  • Access to Hunger Free America’s national network of hunger-fighting institutions

 

How to Apply:

 

Please email resume and cover letter to Natalie Amstutz, Seasonal Child Nutrition Coordinator at namstutz@hungerfreeamerica.org with subject line “Summer Fellow_Florida Impact to End Hunger_YourName” Applications are rolling; early applicants will be given first preference.