Consejo Asesor Juvenil

FIND Food Bank Youth Advisory Hunger Council 2022

Over 80% of students across the Coachella Valley’s three school districts qualify for free and reduced-price lunch. In response to this, FIND created the Youth Advisory Council (FYAC) in collaboration with Girl Scouts Gold Member recipient Ashley Wilkins to educate the next generationon the realities and stigmas associated with systemic hunger while elevating the skills of youth commmunity leaders. Student leaders from across the Coachella Valley will help advise FIND on hunger in our communities and apply new ideas for local solutions to child hunger. Council members will be selected for their willingness to go above and beyond to speak out and serve their community.

YAC is leading the change of tomorrow by discussing solutions and taking action to address issues facing our community today.

Program Outline

Meetings occur every other month on a Saturday at the FIND Food Bank Office. 

To be a member of this program, you must apply and meet these eligibility requirements:

  • High School student in FIND’s service area
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities through community involvement


Program Requirements

  • Attend 4 out of 6 FYAC meetings
  • Attend 3 Youth Saturday events
  • Maintain a 2.8 GPA or above
  • Write 1 newsletter blog post for FIND Food Bank
  • Attend FIND Food Bank’s Telethon event in April
  • Show active participation at council meetings
  • Uphold FIND’s mission and values through one’s social media platforms

Program Benefits

  • Gain Leadership and Teamwork Skills
  • Discuss real world problems with like-minded peers
  • Earn a competitive scholarship
  • Represent your High School as a student leader

*So long as council requirements are met

Only two students will be chosen from each high school. Council members will be selected for their willingness to go above and beyond to speak out and serve their community.

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In the meantime… We invite our youth to come volunteer at FIND!

Solo se necesita una persona para marcar la diferencia. Involucra a tus amigos para combatir el hambre a nivel local.

Regístrese para un día de voluntariado juvenil

Traiga a su organización, equipo o clase para una sesión de empaque en nuestro almacén un sábado de cada mes.

Hambre en el Valle

82.6% of students en los tres distritos escolares del Valle de Coachella califican para almuerzos gratis oa precio reducido.

Hambre en el condado

17.1% de niños 0-18 en el condado de Riverside experimentan inseguridad alimentaria.

Hambre en todo el estado

1,6 millones de niños no sé de dónde vendrá su próxima comida.

Hambre en EE. UU.

Casi 13 millones de niños en todo el país corren el riesgo de pasar hambre.