Everyone could use a little help right now – and as a hunger relief organization, we’re on the frontlines of making sure neighbors throughout our 13-county service area have the help they need to put food on the table. But we can’t do it alone – that’s why we need YOU!

As a Social Media Ambassador (SMA), you’ll be raising awareness for the Food Bank and our network of food pantries and programs, and helping solve hunger right here in Northern Illinois. You’ll get the inside scoop on what we’re up to, and exclusive behind-the-scenes access to Food Bank programs, projects, and results in our quarterly sneak peeks.

While your participation takes place mostly online, if and when possible, we’re also hoping to organize special in-person events at the Food Bank just for our SMA volunteers.

In our current time of social distancing, this volunteer opportunity is an easy way to make a BIG difference for neighbors in need. Join us today!

Here’s what we’re asking you to do:
    • Sign up to receive our emails! We need your name, email address, and an answer to one very important question: why do you want to be a Social Media Ambassador with the Food Bank?



    • Get involved. Share our posts, tell your story, post a photo from a recent volunteer shift, help spread the word about an upcoming event, forward a recent Side Dish blog post that you enjoyed, or make some noise during Hunger Action Month!


  • Remember to use hashtags! Each month, we’ll share our favorite hashtags – from #WhatYouDoMatters to #TogetherWeAreSolvingHunger and more.


To be a Social Media Ambassador, you must:
  • Be 14 years old (or older) to apply
  • Post on social media at least once per month


What to Expect:
  • Bi-monthly emails with a handful of ideas for easy actions you can take to support the Food Bank
  • Toolkits with social media resources
  • Quarterly behind-the-scenes sneak peeks


Ready to Join?