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No Kid Hungry Food Ambassador

Oregon Food Bank Inc
Portland, OR
  • Posted: 9 days ago
  • $18 to $21 Hourly
  • Full-Time
Job Description

2023 No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassadors

Posting: Oregon Food Bank

Location: 7900 NE 33rd Drive

Portland, OR 97211

Interested applicants should apply online at

No child should grow up hungry in America. 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.

Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign has created a program to involve college-aged Youth Ambassadors in the fight against childhood hunger by working with one of our community partners.

For the summer program, Oregon Food Bank will host one (1) Youth Ambassador to work on initiatives related to the alleviation of childhood hunger.



The OFB Youth Ambassador will coordinate the logistics and operations of three weekly Summer Free

Food Markets in partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation Summer Meals programs. Free Food

Market is a free, shopping-style food distribution program of Oregon Food Bank that aims to distribute fresh produce and pantry staples to low-income individuals and families. The Ambassador will promote the markets through in-person and online outreach efforts (10%), lead the weekly distributions of food and train volunteers onsite (55%). They will be responsible for coordinating weekly logistics, including supply coordination, placing weekly food orders, and collecting and compiling program data (20%). The

Ambassador will have time to attend local area meetings and/or equity trainings of interest and identify and implement program improvement (15%). Work will be approximately 30% remote (from home, computer) and 70% in-person (at distribution sites or office).


  • Attend three weekly, outdoor food distributions located at Portland area parks.

  • Promote Free Food Markets to the community through digital and/or in-person outreach efforts.

  • Oversee food distributions to ensure equitable and safe access to food for all.

  • Place weekly food orders, according to community needs, feedback and dietary considerations.

  • Train volunteers on basic food safety and monitor for food safety throughout the distribution.

  • Collect participant information and report totals to OFB weekly.

  • Identify and implement improvements based on community feedback and observations.

  • Other related duties as assigned.


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 involving solving hunger issues.

  • Commitment to working with diverse communities; centering those who most disproportionately experience hunger across our service area in ways that honor and value each other and our lived experiences.

    • Based on extensive data analysis of hunger prevalence in the US and in Oregon, our four equity constituencies - individuals and communities that disproportionally experience high food insecurity due to structural inequities and discrimination include people of color, immigrants and refugees, single moms/caregivers, and trans and/or gender diverse people.

  • Reliability, responsibility, and a good work ethic to support efficient and productive Free Food Market programming.

  • Demonstrated customer service and interpersonal skills to engage community members in a positive manner and to OFB standards.

  • Ability to work independently to follow program requirements and procedures.

  • Familiarity with social media to engage the local community and families with OFB sponsored events and programming.

  • Valid driver’s license to access work sites in the Portland Metro area; OFB can provide access to company owned electric vehicle for work duties based on availability.

  • Multilingual skills in Spanish, Russian, and/or Cantonese at conversational speaking fluency -preferred.

The OFB No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassador 2023, will work towards the completion of 400 hours over 12 weeks, which includes one week’s paid vacation. Average of 33 hours/week.

Hourly rate is $18.00-$21.00 per hour DOE for this non-exempt internship.

The program starts on June 5, 2022 and ends on August 24, 2022.

Youth Ambassadors will report to a national No Kid Hungry staff member, and an Oregon Food Bank member. Ambassadors will participate in weekly conference calls, complete a weekly report, and attend online training sessions throughout their term.

Interested applicants should apply online at

Oregon Food Bank Inc


Portland, OR
97211 USA



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