Operation Feed ATL (OFA) established the Ambassador Program to give high school students the platform to grow their leadership skills while giving back to the communities in which they live. Students help activate Operation Feed ATL’s empowerment pillar by assisting the Operation Feed ATL Board of Directors with critical tasks, learning the ins and outs of running non-profit organizations, and learning first-hand the impacts of food insecurity.
Operation Feed ATL Ambassadors come to us via word of mouth volunteering or the community service requirement needed to graduate. These Ambassadors are the lifeblood of OFA as they help us build the hundreds of food bags and boxes we distribute each month. In return, Ambassadors are exposed to not only the food insecurity issue that is a reality to their fellow students and younger kids in the community, but also to valuable leadership and management opportunities as they learn what it takes to run a nonprofit organization.
Since day one, OFA has seen our Ambassadors grow in their passion for community service, their understanding of the issues that exist in their own backyards, and most impressively, in their belief that they can make a difference. Here are some excerpts we have received: