Announcing the 2021 Zero Hunger Interns

Updates, Zero Hunger

We are delighted to announce the 17 members of the 4th Class of Zero Hunger Interns. These developing leaders will spend 10 weeks over the summer expanding the impact of anti-hunger organizations across the U.S., and developing the skills necessary to end hunger in their communities.

“We’re thrilled to be working with our fourth summer cohort of inspiring young leaders,” said Special Initiatives and Policy Manager Samantha Stevens. “They’ve all shown, through their coursework and campus and volunteer activities, that they have the dedication to be lifelong change-makers in the movement to end hunger, and have so much to offer to their host organizations.”

Notably different this year, many of the interns will be working with local service providers in communities across the country. “Because of the pandemic, historic numbers of people have relied on emergency food assistance,” said Stevens, “and direct service providers across the country need support as rates of food insecurity remain high. The Hunger Center and the Zero Hunger Internship is ready to help meet this need.”

The Zero Hunger Internship was launched in 2018 with support from the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation to build the knowledge and leadership skills of the next generation of young people who will end hunger by 2030. Along with our Hunger Fellowship programs and Zero Hunger Academy online learning platform, this internship supports our mission of developing, inspiring, and connecting leaders in the movement to end hunger, and to advocate for public policies that create a food secure world.

 

2021 Zero Hunger Interns

Intern School Placement Location
Ashlyn Anderson University of Tennessee-Knoxville Operation Food Search St. Louis, Mo.
Delanie Vinzant University of Missouri-Columbia Montgomery County Food Council Bethesda, Md.
Eboni Bright Kansas State University Good Samaritan Center Jackson, Miss.
Emily Irsik Kansas State University Topeka Rescue Mission Topeka, Kan.
Erin Crowell University of Massachusetts Amherst Project Bread Boston, Mass.
Gustavo De La Fuente Texas A&M University-San Antonio California Association of Food Banks Oakland, Calif.
Jonathan Dabel University of Mississippi Good Samaritan Center Jackson, Miss.
Joshua Greene University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Congressional Hunger Center Washington, D.C.
Kibiriti Majuto The College of William & Mary Government of the District of Columbia, Office of Planning-Food Policy Division Washington, D.C.
Lia Van Steeter University of Puget Sound Oregon Child Development Coalition Wilsonville, Ore.
Lucas Tapia Cornell University United Food Bank Mesa, Ariz.
Nethmi Bathige Macalester College CAPI USA Minneapolis, Minn.
Nick Battles Iowa State University Food Research & Action Center Washington, D.C.
Racheli Cohen University of Maryland Congressional Hunger Center Washington, D.C.
Rebecca Hentges University of Houston Congressional Hunger Center Washington, D.C.
Saadhana Deshpande University of California, Berkeley Chicago Food Policy Action Council Chicago, Ill.
Varsha Krishnan Case Western Reserve University Albertson’s Companies Foundation Pleasanton, Calif.

 

2021 Zero Hunger Internship Placements

 

 

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     Kellogg Company Fund          

The Zero Hunger Internship is made possible through the generous support of the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, Kellogg Company Fund, Albertsons Companies Foundation, and Land O’Lakes, Inc.

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