The Feeding America Child Hunger Corps began in August 2010 to help increase the capacity of Feeding America member food banks to increase the number of meals served to children and their families. Since then, over thirty Corps members have been placed at food banks across the United States. Corps members spend their two year service term following a structured program model.
Corps members begin their placement with a six month Community Needs Assessment phase, conducting a gap analysis of their food bank’s service area. From the findings of their research, Corps members develop a set of recommendations to address the child hunger programming gaps in the area, and spend the bulk of their service term working to implement or expand child nutrition programs. The final six months of the program are spent focused on program evaluation and process documentation to ensure the sustainability of programmatic growth.
The program has a heavy focus on professional development, community building, and mentoring.
“Our Corps member has been a wonderful addition to our team and has been integral in identifying our needs and communicating these needs to our community. He has truly made a lasting and positive difference for children struggling with hunger throughout Southern Colorado.”
-- Child Hunger Corps local supervisor
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