Youth Advisory Council

FIND Food Bank Youth Advisory Hunger Council 2022

 Ten student leaders from across the Coachella Valley were selected to help advise FIND on hunger in our communities and apply new ideas to provide local solutions to child hunger. Council members meet every other month to uplift our community on issues surrounding hunger. The purpose of this council is to educate the next generation on the realities and stigmas associated with systemic hunger while elevating the skills of youth community leaders. Council members were 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.

→ Gain Leadership and Teamwork Skills

→ Discuss Real World Problems with Like-Minded Peers

→ Earn a Competitive Scholarship

*So long as council requirements are met*

→ Represent Your High School as a Student Leader

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


Scholarship Parameters

  • 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

Apply Here!

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.

FIND is currently not accepting new members. However, applications open up again in August 2022. Check back in again soon for more information.

Questions? Contact us at

In the meantime… Youth Can Volunteer Too!

It only takes one person to make a difference. Get your friends involved to fight hunger locally.

Sign Up for A Youth Volunteer Day

Bring your organization, team, or class for a packing session in our warehouse on one Saturday each month.

Hunger in the Valley

Over 80% of students across the Coachella Valley’s three school districts qualify for free and reduced price lunch.

Hunger in the County

17.1% of kids 0-18 in Riverside County experience food insecurity.

Hunger Statewide

1.6 million children don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

Hunger in the US

Almost 13 million kids nation wide are at risk of hunger.

Volunteers in Action!

LQHS Interact Club

Girl Scout Troop 1649

National Charity League CV

LQHS Key Club

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