Advocacy allows those who are interested to make a special contribution in creating awareness about hunger issues affecting our community.
Volunteer Ambassadors are a specially-trained group of dedicated volunteers who help Second Harvest engage the community by serving as representatives of Second Harvest at fairs, speaking engagements, food and fund drives, children’s tour hosts, and various other community events which occur during regular business hours, at night, and on the weekends.
Ambassadors educate the community about the hunger problem, Second Harvest’s mission and our impact in Orange County. Serving as an Ambassador is a great way to learn more about the issue of hunger, and meet new people all while serving the community!
Many in Orange County are unaware that there are so many people in our community who don’t know where they will find enough food to feed their families. The more you know about hunger, the more you can help friends and neighbors understand the issues.
If you are interested in knowing more about hunger in Orange County, read our Hunger in America 2014 SHFBOC Summary to find out how hunger affects individuals and families. It provides an eye-opening look at all ways that hunger affects individuals and families.
Click on the links below to find out more about the many other ways you can work to end hunger.
California Food Policy Advocates – has lots of information on legislation affecting funding for hunger programs.
Food Research & Action Center – information from the national perspective.
California Association of Food Banks – will keep you updated on what food banks statewide are doing about hunger in California.