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Inland Empire Community Organizing Intern

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ORGANIZATION: Southern California Basic Needs Collective

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 25 people are interested

Our community organizing interns develop and coordinate programming designed to promote the Southern California Basic Needs Collective and its services to the community.

Preferred applicant has interest in food justice, experience in environmentalism, and is located in the Inland Empire. The intern will gain experience in collaboration with local nonprofit institutions, garner transdisciplinary negotiating skills, and further SCBNC's mission of eradicating hunger and creating a more equitable food system.

Your work will involve project development, social media marketing, and community work.

For more information on our values and goals, visit www.socalbasicneeds.com or email us at scbasicneeds@gmail.com

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About Southern California Basic Needs Collective


7698 Eucalyptus Ave, Ontario, CA 91762, US

Mission Statement

Food impacts everyone, everywhere. We need nourishment to be able to learn, grow, recover, and thrive. No one should have to choose between feeding their family and risking deportation, or between eating food that makes them sick and not eating at all. We strive to support the existence of all people by helping reach their basic needs with healthy and culturally-relevant food.


Since our initial launch in May of 2020, we have delivered more than 15,000 of pounds of food to families in need within the San Gabriel Valley. ​Although our organization is in its nascent stage, the impact of our work is tangible in the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have received from our community. We are grateful for our partners at Amy's Farm, Foothill Vineyard Church and Helping Hands, Food Forward and the Social Justice Learning Institute, Urban Partners, and our community.

In the United States, 17.4 million people are affected by food insecurity. The COVID-19 pandemic and recession have led to job loss and corresponding food insecurity for many people. While laudable in effort, traditional food security efforts aimed at addressing hunger fall short, perpetuate neo-colonial food dependence, fail to reach the most high-risk individuals, and contribute to the development of chronic health problems. Products gathered at food drives are often canned and boxed goods, low in nutrients and high in additives, which leads to the development of health problems such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Standard American Diet food pantries often lack care for dietary restrictions or cultural competence, often providing food that recipients do not know how to cook with or cannot digest. Many food banks demand recipients to register, providing personal information. This is especially threatening to undocumented folks and communities of color that are generally placed under higher policing + may not want to risk providing their information.


Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Hunger, Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Crisis Intervention
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach
  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Project Management


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • Estimated eight to twelve hours a week.

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