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Join the fight to eradicate hunger in our region with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
One in six kids in Pennsylvania face food insecurity, meaning they may not know where their next meal is coming from. For many kids who rely on free and reduced meals during the school year, summer can be a time of hunger. With that in mind, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank works with partners that provide free meals to kids during the summer through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).
The SFSP Summer Intern will be responsible for helping the Child Nutrition Outreach (CNO) Coordinator build the capacity of the SFSP in Allegheny County. The intern will work closely with the Coordinator to help market the program to ensure that kids and families know where to access local sites. This position will also provide support to SFSP sites to help support and grow this program. The goal of this internship is to help achieve a 10% increase in the number of SFSP meals served in Allegheny County in 2018.
The internship will be approximately 13 weeks long (May 9 – August 7) for 20 to 40 hours per week.
The Child Nutrition Outreach Manager is responsible for the planning and implementation of strategies to increase participation in child nutrition programs, focusing on the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and School Breakfast. The Manager supervises four Child Nutrition Outreach Coordinators who build capacity and provide technical assistance to schools, faith congregations, libraries, government entities, and social service organizations in 11 counties in Southwestern PA. The Manager works with the Coordinators and community partners to reduce barriers to participating in these programs and to increase children’s access to meals in these programs. The Manager participates in and contributes to local, regional and national conversations around best practices for strengthening child nutrition programs. He/she works as a member of a team to achieve the goals of the Food Security Partnerships Team and the strategic plan of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
Make food available to our neighbors in need by coordinating and improving direct-to-consumer food distribution programs. Coordinator plans, improves, and oversees execution of Produce to People mobile pantry distributions, MilitaryShare, and other food distributions that work directly with the families we serve. The ideal candidate for this position is motivated by a passion for our organization’s mission, wants to build equitable food access and food security, uses technology and innovation effectively, and can apply these skills to helping solve issues of food access. Position requires respect for all people, a deep commitment to customer service, and desire to develop creative solutions to complex problems, sometimes in real time. The best fit for this team is a “servant leader” who sees their own success in the successes of their team, and is self directed and self motivated when working alone. The person chosen for this role should be able to listen effectively to stakeholders from many backgrounds, incorporate feedback into improvements, and strive for excellence in service and solidarity with our communities.