conagrafoundThe Child Hunger Corps is a two-year national service program designed to increase the capacity and capability of Feeding America’s member food banks to execute programs targeted towards the alleviation of child hunger.  The program aims to increase the number of nutritious snacks and meals served to children in need in local communities across the country.

The Child Hunger Corps initiative is generously sponsored by the ConAgra Foods Foundation.

Corps members are placed for two years at a Feeding America network member food bank.  During their term of service, Corps members complete three main tasks:

  • Conduct a community needs assessment
  • Implement and/or expand child hunger programs
  • Evaluate the program(s) they develop and document the process

The Child Hunger Corps officially launched in August of 2010.  In the program’s inaugural year, six Corps members were placed at Feeding America network food banks across the country. In August of 2011 we placed a second cohort of 11 Corps members at host food banks. Alumni from these inaugural cohorts are now pursuing a wide range of career paths.  Some stayed on as full time staff at their placement food banks, while others are in graduate school or started new jobs in the public sector. There are currently 15 Corps members working at food banks across the country, with the fourth cohort having started their service term in August of 2013. 

map 

If you have any questions about the Child Hunger Corps, or would like more information, please contact childhungercorps@feedingamerica.org

 

child-hunger-corps