Hours per week
20 hours per week
814 Asbury Avenue
Move For Hunger’s mission is to mobilize the relocation industry to provide meals to the more than 42 million Americans who face hunger each and every day. Since 2009, our network of relocation professionals has delivered more than 8.3 million meals to food banks nationwide.
While we are proud of everything we’ve accomplished over the last eight years, we know our work has only just begun. Donating food to our neighbors in need is incredibly important, but it is not a viable long-term solution. Hunger is a symptom of the larger problems of poverty and inequality. If our goal is truly to "end hunger," then we need to reduce the need for the emergency assistance that food banks and pantries provide in the first place.
Move For Hunger was born in Neptune and our office is now located in Asbury Park. There are people struggling to put food on the table in every community in the United States, and ours is no exception. As we continue to evolve as an organization, we know that we must make a greater commitment to addressing the root causes of hunger -- and that commitment has to start at home.
The Move For Hunger Fellowship Program seeks to provide a low-income student from Asbury Park or Neptune with an opportunity to gain work experience with a nationally recognized non-profit. We know there are highly qualified candidates in our community who do not even apply for our traditional internship program because they would not be able to accept an unpaid position. Thanks to generous grants from the Gannett Foundation, New Jersey Natural Gas, and the OceanFirst Foundation, we will be able to compensate our Fellow $12.50 per hour with a 20-hour per-week time commitment.
We view this fellowship, first and foremost, as an investment in our community. It is also, however, an investment in the future of the anti-hunger movement as a whole. It is important to give people who are underprivileged or underrepresented a chance to lend their voice to the conversation. Move For Hunger would benefit greatly by having someone who could view our initiatives through the lens of their lived experiences. We believe this Fellowship will both empower and open doors for potential leaders.
Move For Hunger Fellows will have the opportunity to gain experience in every aspect of our organization. Fellows will spend 2 weeks rotating among our departments. After completing all 8 rotations, Fellows will spend the remaining 8 weeks working in the area(s) that interest them the most. We believe this model will provide the Fellows with a strong foundation in non-profit management, while also allowing them to continue to build the skills that will be critical in helping them pursue a career that they are passionate about.
Update and Maintain Salesforce CRM
Organize & compile monthly expenses, mailings, answering phones, etc.
Assist with membership management, including enrollment, retention, and engagement
Phone and email communications, data entry, document creation, and mailings
Attend programming team meetings
Assist with coordination of food drives and other events
Manage events processes through Salesforce database
Write and distribute press releases to local and national media
Pitch media stories related to organizational initiatives
Plan, research, write, and editing strong content on Move For Hunger’s blog
Assist in planning and executing all social media campaigns
Schedule posts/track engagement through HootSuite
Write featured blog posts on a hunger/food waste related topic of their choosing
Help create and develop new advocacy/educational resources
Participate in Alliance to End Hunger conference calls/webinars
Graphic Design/Web Development
Learn basics of graphic design and help create hunger/food waste infographics
Learn fundamentals of web development, including WordPress basics, search engine optimization, and Google Analytics
Create/promote online fundraiser through CrowdRise
Research, organize, and develop fundraising campaigns
Learn basics of grant writing and application process & research potential grant opportunities
Thanks to generous grants from the Gannett Foundation, New Jersey Natural Gas, and the OceanFirst Foundation, we will be able to compensate our Fellow $12.50 per hour with a 20-hour per-week time commitment.
How To Apply
Applicants for the Move For Hunger Fellowship Program must:
Have permanent residence in Asbury Park or Neptune, NJ
Be enrolled as a full- or part-time student at a 2- or 4-year accredited college or university
Have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher
Be able to commit to work 20 hours/week at our office in Asbury Park
All applicants must submit the following:
Most recent college transcript
Two (2) letters of recommendation
Short Answer Questions
Applicants are required to answer the following questions (maximum 300 words each):
What about Move For Hunger interests you the most? Be specific.
More than 56,000 people in Monmouth County face hunger each day. Why do you believe poverty affects so many people in our community?
What goals do you hope to achieve in the next 5 years? How will this fellowship help you reach those goals?