Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which for many people in the United States means good food, family, and football. This is also the time of year where we pay attention to people in our community struggling with hunger. Want to get involved? On Idealist, there are thousands of organizations working to end hunger, and they’re always looking for help!
- Bread for the City in Washington, D.C. provides vulnerable citizens with services including food and clothing. They currently have four jobs posted on Idealist, including a Housing Law Attorney and a Case Manager. Bread for the World is also in Washington, D.C. and also has four jobs currently posted. There is no relation between the two, except that they both do great work.
- If you’re looking to put the petal to the metal and help end hunger in the process, check out the Food Rescue Driver position with the New York Common Pantry. They have other jobs available if speed’s not your thing. The Food Bank for New York City is another big player in the five boroughs, and they’re hiring for over a dozen positions right now.
- The big city isn’t for everyone, and if that’s the case for you head up to Vermont and try applying to the AmeriCorps VISTA post with Hunger Free Vermont. Through public education and advocacy they promote nutrition and prevent hunger throughout the Green Mountain State.
- Love food but not interested in working for an anti-hunger organization? Check out the Restaurants Opportunities Center of Los Angeles.
Internships and Volunteer Opportunities
If you’re not looking for full-time work, Idealist still has you covered.
- Feeding Children Everywhere is a nonprofit that packages healthy meals for hungry children all across the world. They have internships open in Orlando, Hartford, and Los Angeles.
- The Windy City has a few volunteer positions open for people who’d like to help fight hunger. Breakthrough Fresh Market needs people with access to a vehicle to pick up free food from Trader Joe’s, while Respond Now is searching for volunteers to help out in one of their two food pantries.
- Second Harvest Heartland in Minnesota is the Upper Midwest’s largest hunger relief organization. They have 17 volunteer opportunities and internships posted, including the chance to deliver groceries to senior citizens in the Twin Cities.
- Finally, if you’d like to work for a food pantry that’s doing things a little bit differently, check out the Choice Food Program at the Klein Jewish Community Center in Philadelphia. They need volunteers to help clients operate the computer program they use to place food orders.
How are you getting involved this holiday season?