Child hunger is a problem. Together, we can fix it.
Hunger Free America's Child Nutrition Policy & Programs Department works tirelessly to ensure that no child in America knows what it's like to go hungry. Currently, over one in five children in NYC, and one in seven children across the country, live in food insecure households; meaning their homes do not always have enough food to eat. Together, we can work to ensure that children have access to the anti-hunger safety net programs that decrease child hunger.
These programs include:
We also advocate for a robust Federal Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill, learn more here.
Child Nutrition Fellowship Program
During the summer, Hunger Free America’s Child Nutrition Department places a multitude of fellows across the country at various hunger-fighting institutions. Once school lets out, millions of children no longer receive school meals. Many of them also face tremendous obstacles accessing the Summer Food Service Program, 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 months.
Summer Associate Program
Hunger Free America is looking for partners in New York and California to host 30 AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates who will focus primarily on building Summer Meals capacity. This program places employees across Summer Meals sites and sponsors as an additional resource for organizations who may need extra staffing during the summer to serve more meals. We are looking for sites and sponsors from particularly hungry regions that could stand to benefit the most from having extra summertime staff. If your organization would like to host one or more Summer Associates for Summer 2019, please reach out to David Stillman, Director of Child Nutrition, via email at email@example.com or phone at 212-825-0028 x223.