Community Outreach in NYC
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Nicole A
$25.00
Per person
Excl. 10% service fee

Community Outreach in NYC

Volunteering

About this experience

Participants will perform SNAP Street Outreach by canvassing underserved communities and directly informing New York City residents about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Hundreds of thousands of hungry New Yorkers are eligible for SNAP​,​ but due to a long list of obstacles​,​ are not currently enrolled. Prior to canvassing​,​ Hunger Free America’s staff will give participants an overview of our national nonprofit organization and an introduction to food insecurity in the United States and the social safety net programs that exist here. During canvassing​,​ volunteers will give information to residents connecting them with Hunger Free America’s Benefits Access team​,​ who can assist them with the SNAP application process. After participating in community outreach​,​ Hunger Free America’s staff will lead volunteers in a discussion over a boxed lunch. The discussion will include volunteer impressions from the outreach​,​ diverse perspectives on addressing food insecurity​,​ and the calculated impact of their action. We will also provide information on how volunteers can continue to support effective solutions to ending hunger. This activity is ideal for someone who is outgoing and friendly​,​ comfortable talking to people they don’t know​,​ enjoys working outside in diverse communities​,​ and supports Hunger Free America’s mission to eliminate food insecurity. Volunteers must be 18 years old​,​ or accompanied by someone 18 or older​,​ and able to be outside for an extended period of time.

This experience includes

One boxed meal

Duration

3 hours

Availability

Weekday and weekend mornings and afternoons

Participant capacity

1 - 10 people

Social impact focus

  • Animals
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Environment
  • Equality

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For every participant going on our experience, you help our programs with much needed funds and volunteering help.

Location

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    50 Broad Street, New York City, New York 10004, United States of America

    Community Outreach in NYC

    Volunteering
    About this experience
    Participants will perform SNAP Street Outreach by canvassing underserved communities and directly informing New York City residents about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Hundreds of thousands of hungry New Yorkers are eligible for SNAP, but due to a long list of obstacles, are not currently enrolled. Prior to canvassing, Hunger Free America’s staff will give participants an overview of our national nonprofit organization and an introduction to food insecurity in the United States and the social safety net programs that exist here. During canvassing, volunteers will give information to residents connecting them with Hunger Free America’s Benefits Access team, who can assist them with the SNAP application process. After participating in community outreach, Hunger Free America’s staff will lead volunteers in a discussion over a boxed lunch. The discussion will include volunteer impressions from the outreach, diverse perspectives on addressing food insecurity, and the calculated impact of their action. We will also provide information on how volunteers can continue to support effective solutions to ending hunger. This activity is ideal for someone who is outgoing and friendly, comfortable talking to people they don’t know, enjoys working outside in diverse communities, and supports Hunger Free America’s mission to eliminate food insecurity. Volunteers must be 18 years old, or accompanied by someone 18 or older, and able to be outside for an extended period of time.
    Included in this experience
    One boxed meal
    Duration
    3 hours
    Availability
    Weekday and weekend mornings and afternoons
    Participant capacity
    1 - 10 people

    Experience host

    Hello, we're Hunger Free America.

    HUNGER FREE AMERICA (formerly known as the New York City Coalition Against Hunger) is a national nonprofit group building a nonpartisan, grass-roots membership movement to enact the policies and programs needed to end domestic hunger and ensure that all Americans have sufficient access to nutritious food. Our long-term goal is not just to ameliorate the problem, but also to build the people’s movement necessary to enact the economic and public policies needed to end hunger entirely. Given that hunger drains our economy and tears at our moral and civic fabric, we know that eliminating it will boost the nation both economically and spiritually. Towards that end, we’ve adopted the motto: “Ending hunger lifts us all." Learn more about us on our website: https://www.hungerfreeamerica.org/

    HUNGER FREE AMERICA (formerly known as the New York City Coalition Against Hunger) is a national nonprofit group building a nonpartisan, grass-roots membership movement to enact the policies and programs needed to end domestic hunger and ensure that all Americans have sufficient access to nutritious food. Our long-term goal is not just to ameliorate the problem, but also to build the people’s movement necessary to enact the economic and public policies needed to end hunger entirely. Given that hunger drains our economy and tears at our moral and civic fabric, we know that eliminating it will boost the nation both economically and spiritually. Towards that end, we’ve adopted the motto: “Ending hunger lifts us all." Learn more about us on our website: https://www.hungerfreeamerica.org/