No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassadors, Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, Share Our Strength

No child should grow up hungry in America, but nearly one in five children struggles with hunger. That’s more than 13 million kids. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day.

By connecting kids in need with nutritious food, the No Kid Hungry campaign surrounds children with healthy food where they live, learn and play.

We’re ending childhood hunger by connecting kids to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. These public-private partnerships work together to identify and eliminate the barriers that may prevent children from accessing existing food and nutrition resources.

Through the support of the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, Share Our Strength has created a program to involve college-aged Youth Ambassadors in the fight against childhood hunger by working with one of our state No Kid Hungry community partners.

For the summer program, partners have two (2) Youth Ambassadors per location working on initiatives related to Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and summer meals (Outreach, programming, technical support, etc.)


-Work on collaborative projects along with State Partner organization that would help increase number of children getting access to healthy meals in the community (50-60%). Activities may include: visiting and evaluating summer meals sites, organizing or leading community outreach efforts, partner meetings, and online and social media organizing.
-Story and content collection related to No Kid Hungry national efforts (20%)
-Complete weekly reports, end of program report, and participate in weekly calls and other activities as indicated by supervisors and Share Our Strength staff (5%)
-Miscellaneous tasks, including administrative tasks (10-20%)

The Youth Ambassadors will:
-Support Summer Meals marketing in partnership with Nebraska Department of Education (NDE), which includes visiting 2-3 sites per week to distribute surveys to site workers and participants in order to collect important data regarding client voice, current marketing strategies, and needed technical assistance.
-Support collection of marketing materials and create original marketing content for social media and the Nebraska Department of Education website.
-Partner with the NDE and Midwest Dairy Council to encourage increased participation through the 2017 Summer Fun Enrichment Challenge (6 week program). The Summer Fun Enrichment Challenge will provide summer meal sites with the curriculum and enrichment ideas for the duration of the challenge, and each participating site will be entered into a weekly raffle to win prize packs and gift cards. The Youth Ambassadors will provide support to summer meals sites, advertise the challenge and promote the winners with the intention to increase summer meals participation and encourage inclusive community events.


No Kid Hungry seeks enthusiastic college students to join our program as Youth Ambassadors. The ideal candidate will have:
-A great attitude and willingness to work on all kinds of projects
-Interest in hunger issues
-Commitment to working with diverse communities
-Reliability, responsibility, and a good work ethic
-Good customer service and interpersonal skills
-Ability to work independently
-Familiarity with social media
-Daily access to a car and use of personal laptop and mobile phone required

Youth Ambassadors will receive a stipend of no more than $2000 for 10 weeks (40 hours per week) over the course of the summer. The program includes one flex week for vacation within the 10 weeks of service. Program begins May 22nd. Youth Ambassadors will report to a national No Kid Hungry staff member, and a local staff member. Ambassadors will participate in weekly conference calls, complete a weekly report, and attend an online training session prior to the start of work.

Interested applicants should apply online at