In Cook County, 1 in 7 individuals struggle with food insecurity. To help alleviate hunger, the Greater Chicago Food Depository sent nearly 72 million pounds of food into the community in FY2017. The Food Depository distributes food through a network of 700 community programs, including 450 agencies such as soup kitchens, shelters and food pantries. In order to operate efficiently, agency coordinators must be in consistent communication with the Food Depository to troubleshoot any issues, learn of new resources, remain in compliance with reporting requirements, and maintain successful food programs.
Duties & responsibilities:
Four full-time Hunger Action Corps fellows will support the Food Depository’s member agencies through community outreach and regular site visits. Primarily, Hunger Action Corps fellows in this role will focus on supporting agencies as they transition to an electronic client intake system called FoodBank Manager.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by Hunger Action Corps members to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.