Who’s Hiring? 8 Organizations Addressing Food Insecurity

Who’s Hiring? 8 Organizations Addressing Food Insecurity was originally published on Idealist Careers.

Food is an essential component of life; without it, we cannot survive. But in the U.S. alone, an estimated 14.3 million people are food insecure; globally, 345 million people are facing acute food insecurity.

According to the UN, food insecurity refers to a lack of consistent access to enough high-quality food for an active, healthy life. It’s not enough to ensure food is readily available—it’s also about making sure people can regularly access nutritious and culturally-appropriate foods. 

There are countless organizations dedicated to addressing food insecurity on a local and global level, and many of them are currently hiring on Idealist! These nonprofits work to achieve a variety of missions, including raising awareness about world hunger, fighting for and implementing nutrition policies at schools, and staffing and supplying food banks and community kitchens.

The opportunities we’ve highlighted below reflect a diverse selection of job titles, role locations, and missions. We hope you’ll find a great fit and submit your application to join the fight against hunger.

1. Chef Ann Foundation, Remote Role

This foundation’s vision is to ensure that all children have access to healthy food at school to grow their bodies, minds, and futures. Their programs are focused on supporting school districts nationwide through grant programs and by providing tried and tested tools for food changes at schools. They are hiring a Senior Technology Coordinator for a remote role based in the US.

2. DC Central Kitchen, Inc., Washington, DC

This nonprofit combats hunger and poverty through job training and job creation; some of their initiatives include serving farm-to-school meals in DC schools, delivering fresh, affordable produce to corner stores in neighborhoods without supermarkets, providing delicious catering, and operating healthy cafes that double as job training venues. They are hiring a Training and Development Manager and Knowledge Management Coordinator for onsite positions.

3. Recipe for Success Foundation, Houston, TX

This nonprofit seeks to teach, inspire, and empower children in Houston and nationwide by promoting healthy eating and making affordable, healthy food available to everyone through a variety of community programs. They are hiring an Executive Assistant & Administrative Director and Gardener to work onsite, as well as a Grant Writer for a remote, contract role based near Houston, TX.

4. Feeding Texas, Texas

This nonprofit leads a unified effort for a hunger-free Texas by connecting a statewide network of food banks, strengthening the collective response to hunger through collaboration and scaling success, and leading the public conversation needed to solve hunger in Texas. They are hiring a Director of Equity and Engagement for a virtual position based in Texas.

5. Welthungerhilfe, Remote Role

This private organization is dedicated to achieving “Zero Hunger by 2030” through projects related to development cooperation and humanitarian aid. They are hiring a Team Lead, Innovation & Venture Building for a contract, remote position.

6. World Food Programme, Global

This global nonprofit is a leader in the movement to achieve Zero Hunger. As the world’s largest humanitarian agency committed to fighting hunger worldwide, the World Food Programme works on innovative hunger solutions to benefit some 80 million people in 80 countries worldwide. They are hiring for 14 positions based around the world.

7. CA Association of Food Banks, Oakland, CA

This nonprofit believes that food is more than just nourishment—it is medicine, a fuel for learning, a teacher of cultures, a convener of communities, and most of all, a fundamental right. They join the fight to end food insecurity by amplifying the voices of food banks and hungry Californians in politics, driving public policies that enhance the safety net, and connecting hungry residents with nutrition programs. They are hiring a Communications & Events Associate for a hybrid position.

8. Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, New York, NY

This nonprofit aims to make hunger a thing of the past by redistributing excess food to people experiencing food insecurity. They are hiring a Development Director to work in a hybrid capacity.


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