No Kid Hungry Delta Support Coordinator

Service Position Summary:

Over 1 in 4 Arkansas children struggle with hunger as a result of persistent poverty, poor nutrition and lack of access to reliable, year-round sources of healthy meals.  Over 60% (over 280,000) Arkansas students qualify for free or reduced-price school meals yet many are not eating school breakfast, and even fewer are participating in summer or afterschool meal programs due to stigma, transportation and lack of meal program awareness and outreach in their Delta-area communities.  These same students and their families have little or no opportunities to receive nutrition education to empower them with the skills, knowledge and confidence to select and prepare healthy, affordable meals.  This service member will:

1) expand access to three USDA nutrition programs – school breakfast, and afterschool and summer meals – by developing or implementing outreach plans to increase the number of children participating in those programs and

2) assist new Cooking Matters nutrition education program partners to offer cooking classes or guided grocery store tours to students and families in underserved Delta communities.  This service position will increase the ability of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and the No Kid Hungry campaign staff to provide sustainable, year-round, healthy meal and nutrition educational programs to Arkansans in need in the 31 Delta footprint counties, not including those served by the North Central Arkansas Food Bank: Baxter, Fulton, Stone, Izard, Searcy, Marion and Sharp counties.

For complete job details see DeltaCorps-AR-No-Kid-Hungry-support-coordinator-position-application-link