Intern – Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Monitor

ISLAND HARVEST has the following exciting positions available for the Summer:

INTERN – SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM (SFSP) MONITOR
About Island Harvest: Island Harvest serves as the bridge between those who have surplus food and those who need it, supplying 500+ community-based nonprofit organizations on Long Island with critical food support to help stem the advancing tide of hunger in our communities. Island Harvest is a member of Feeding America, the largest hunger-relief organization in the country. In support of our mission to end hunger and reduce food waste on Long Island, Island Harvest is actively involved in educational and hunger awareness programs to inform the public about the insidious, but often unrecognized, problem of hunger here, in one of the wealthiest regions of the country, and how individuals, businesses, schools and commercial food establishments can make a difference.

Position Description: We are looking for interns to serve as SFSP Monitors, enabling low-income children access to nutritious food in the summer. Over 110,000 children on Long Island suffer from food insecurity. In support of our mission to end hunger and reduce food waste on Long Island, Island Harvest is actively involved in hunger awareness programs to inform the public about the insidious but often unrecognized problem of hunger here, in one of the wealthiest regions of the country; and how individuals, businesses, schools, and commercial food establishments can make a difference.

Responsibilities include:
·Monitor multiple SFSP Sites to ensure compliance with program rules & regulations
·Deliver food to sites
·Provide nutrition education to children receiving food.
·Complete monitoring forms and input any site changes daily
·Train site personnel on rules and regulations of SFSP throughout the summer
·Analyze & assess the success of the 2018 Summer Feeding Program; assist in preparation of summary report
·Collaborate with the Coordinator to develop effective communication with site and vendor staff
·Perform other duties as required
 
Desired Organizational Outcomes:
·Ensure program compliance and enhance the children’s enjoyment of the summer meals through food choices and additional activities provided.
·Provide SNAP outreach
 
Desired Student Outcomes:
·Provide assistance in assessing program and suggesting improvements
·Work with sites to maximize meal attendance and minimize food waste
·Develop relationships with food site personnel and food vendors to ensure a smooth meal operation

The ideal candidate will have:
·Excellent writing, editing and organizational skills
·Attention to detail
·Willing to work in fast-paced environment
·Self-starter who can take direction and contribute ideas
·Excellent interpersonal skills
·Ability to work independently on projects while meeting deadlines
·Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, Powerpoint)
·Nice to have: Microsoft Publisher
·The ability to work well on their own while still being a team-player

In addition to the above, candidates must:
·Possess a valid driver’s License; car required
·Be willing to travel throughout the region, as needed
·Have their own laptop computer

Position Specifics:
Hours: 30 hours per week, Monday through Friday
Time period: Mid-June 2020 to mid/late-August 2020
Location: Long Island – either Bethpage or Hauppauge
For consideration please forward your cover letter and resume to: Randy Rosenberg at resumes@islandharvest.org.
No phone calls, please. Island Harvest is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Island Harvest
About Island Harvest Food Bank Island Harvest Food Bank is a leading hunger-relief organization that provides food and other resources to people in need. Always treating those it helps with dignity and respect, its goal is to end hunger and reduce poverty on Long Island through efficient food collection and distribution; enhanced hunger-awareness and nutrition-education programs; job training; and direct services targeted at children, senior citizens, veterans and others at risk. Approximately 94 cents of every dollar donated to Island Harvest goes to programs that support more than 316,000 Long Islanders. Island Harvest is a lead agency in the region’s emergency-response preparedness for food and product distribution, and is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. More information can be found at www.islandharvest.org.

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