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Join the Hunger Action Corps

Are you interested in making a difference in your community while developing your leadership skills? Join the Food Depository’s Hunger Action Corps, an AmeriCorps program.

Community Changemakers: Gain Experience While Serving Your Community

Through a combination of service, formal training and personal development opportunities, Hunger Action Corps members help end hunger while gaining valuable skills that can transform their lives. AmeriCorps is a federally funded national service program created to improve lives and strengthen communities.

About the Hunger Action Corps AmeriCorps program

The Hunger Action Corps is a cohort program that matches individuals to the team that is the best fit for their interests and experience while providing ongoing cohort-based programming. Service commitments range from 20 – 40 hours per week. Hunger Action Corps assignments support many programs, including:

  • Children, older adults and veterans’ programs
  • Health and nutrition initiatives
  • Workforce development training
  • Public benefits outreach, priority community support and partner engagement
  • Development and fundraising
Elise K
Elise K
Hunger Action Corps member

“From the very beginning, my AmeriCorps term has allowed me to dive deeply into community-oriented food security work.

Along the way, I’ve gained amazing experiences, personalized support, valuable relationships, as well as a nuanced understanding of emergency food work. I’m excited to take what I’ve learned into a career pushing for a more equitable food system for all.”

Elise K
Hunger Action Corps member

Program Benefits for Hunger Action Corps AmeriCorps Members

  • Living stipend: a bi-weekly stipend to support member’s living expenses
  • CTA pass
  • Health insurance for full-time members: premiums funded by the Food Depository
  • Childcare assistance: qualifying members will have assistance paid directly to child care providers for all or a part of the member’s child care costs during their active time of service
  • End of service education award: a lump sum of money that can be used on qualifying student loan payments and future educational costs
  • Loan forbearance on qualifying student loans
  • Professional and personal development plans: personal development plan created in partnership with supervisors tailored to individual member goals
  • Professional development stipend: funds to support additional trainings selected by service members

“One of my favorite parts of my service here so far has been the opportunity to travel to numerous communities around the city and around the surrounding suburbs and learn from volunteers and program coordinators about the communities that they serve.”

Krishna D.
Hunger Action Corps member

Interested in learning more about Hunger Action Corps?

Complete our interest form to learn how you can make a difference in our community.

Stories from the Hunger Action Corps

Read about the experiences of AmeriCorps members serving with the Food Depository.

Kristen C
Kristen C
Hunger Action Corps member

“I applied because I wanted to work within the non-profit sector and in a community-based organization.

In addition to formal work experience, we are given access to resources, workshops and networking opportunities to pursue our professional development and career goals. I’ve gained valuable knowledge and experience that I know will serve me well in whichever opportunity I take on next!”

Kristen C
Hunger Action Corps member

Join the Hunger Action Corps

Develop your leadership skills while making a difference in your community.