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.
Our program engages and cultivates community changemakers who want to gain experience while working to end hunger. Through a combination of service, formal training and personal development opportunities, Hunger Action Corps members make a difference in our community 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 Hunger Action Corps
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
- Living stipend: a bi-weekly stipend to support member’s living expenses
- 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: While in service you are not required to make payments on qualifying student loans and can receive additional funds for any interest accrued during service
- Professional and personal development plans: Service members receive personal and cohort-wide trainings. Personal development involves creating a plan with supervisors tailored to individual member goals. Cohort-wide trainings have included Mental Health First Aid, Conflict Resolution, Resume and Interview Prep, Self-Care, Serv-Safe Food Handling and more.
To request application information for Hunger Action Corps, fill out our information form.