About Student LunchBox
Student LunchBox (SLB) is a 501(c)3 approved, tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization committed to fighting food insecurity among college students. We realize our program by purchasing, soliciting, and distributing foods and other essentials to low-income students who otherwise cannot afford balanced meals. Our services include a weekly food box program for students attending Community Colleges, Private and Public Universities.
Recent studies show that nearly half of the college students do not have the financial means to sustain their living, which leads to hunger insecurities that directly impact student graduation rates.
SLB is an essential resource that responds quickly with one of the most critical resources students need: Food.
Our approach to fighting campus hunger is simple. We build partnerships with wholesale food suppliers to purchase safe and nutritious foods at significantly discounted prices that otherwise would be sent to landfills. We similarly secure food and supply donations from local food growers, farmers' markets, small and large retailers, local businesses and distributors, and other partners who support our mission. Our prime responsibility as a food pantry is to support environmental sustainability, reduce waste, and support the low-income student population who does not have enough to eat.
The inability to afford food and other essentials has a dramatic impact on students' academic achievements. SLB's goal is to alleviate some of the financial burden students face by distributing foods and other necessities indispensable to their academic success.
During our pilot program, will focus on colleges and universities located in Los Angeles, California, and gradually expand our operations to other cities and states during our pilot program.
We look forward to serving all students in need. Our promise to them that we are here to address the problem of food insecurity by encouraging and embodying change through our actions.
We invite you to join us and support our mission.
Volunteer Opportunity Description.
We are looking for a talented Social media manager to administer our social media accounts. In this position, you will create innovative and exciting methods for public awareness and engagement.
Through creative, clear, and compelling web and social media communications, you will drive engagement and awareness of Student LunchBox nationally. You will have the exciting opportunity to share amazing stories about our organization, the students we support, and volunteers committed to changing the world with their actions.
This is an exciting opportunity for students who are currently attending college and pursuing communication, marketing, journalism, and other similar degrees and for individuals ready to become SLB's community ambassadors and help us implement an exciting and meaningful change in the lives of many students.
We are looking for someone passionate about nonprofit/charities, most of all, who have a passion for our mission, and ready to change the lives of fellow students who experience food insecurity.
Social Media platforms include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
At Student LunchBox, we do not believe in bureaucracy; thus, the selected individual will be in full charge of social media management. This role requires creativity, independent judgment and leadership. In other words, we want you to lead this particular area of the operations.
We are looking for someone with a proven track record in growing Social Media Accounts, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat, etc.
We are thrilled to meet you.
- Create and promote content on social media accounts
- Knowing the nature of the organization and its development stage, show passion and creativity in identifying opportunities to create content, even if there is nothing yet to tell.
- Proofread and edit blog posts before publication
- Conduct simple keyword research and use SEO guidelines to increase web traffic (preferred, not required)
- Identify customers’ needs and gaps in our content and recommend new topics.
- Ensure all-around consistency (style, fonts, images, and tone)
- Update website content as needed (No experience necessary)
- Proven work experience as a Content Writer, social media manager, or coordinator. (Experience in Business Social Media Management is preferred but not required.
- Experience doing research using multiple sources
- Excellent writing and editing skills
- Hands-on experience with Content Management Systems (Canva)
- Passion for the nonprofit industry and our cause.
We do not believe in bureaucracy.
As a student outreach program, we encourage all our volunteers and employees to lead the organization's mission by bringing new ideas and participating in SLB's growth and development.
We Cannot Wait To Meet You!