Hunger Action Corps
Develop your leadership skills through service. Join the Food Depository’s Hunger Action Corps, an AmeriCorps program.
Hunger Action Corps is an AmeriCorps program that engages and cultivates social justice leaders who want to gain experience fighting hunger. Through a combination of service, experiential learning and formal training opportunities, Hunger Action Corps members make a difference in our community while gaining valuable skills that can transform their lives.
AmeriCorps is a national service movement to improve lives and strengthen communities. It is operated by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency created in 1993. Since its inception, more than one million Americans have served. AmeriCorps provides grants to nonprofits to encourage local responses to community needs.
Hunger Action Corps is comprised of full-time AmeriCorps VISTA Fellows, along with full-time, half-time, and minimum-time AmeriCorps State members. Hunger Action Corps assignments support many programs, including:
- Children, older adults, and veterans’ programs
- Health and nutrition initiatives
- Chicago’s Community Kitchens program
- SNAP outreach
- Youth volunteer initiatives
Since 2009, more than 100 AmeriCorps members have served at the Food Depository. Their work connects food insecure individuals to vital resources with the vision of creating stronger, healthier communities. In that time, Corps members have also enhanced their skills to become the next generation of social justice leaders. Members who complete a full AmeriCorps term also earn an award to help pay for their education.