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Food Rescue Fellow

California Climate Action Corps


Opportunity summary

Term length

09/16/2024 - 08/15/2025

Application window

05/01/2024 - 08/16/2024


Los Angeles, California

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

The California Climate Action Corps (CCAC) is part of a statewide initiative to address and mitigate the effects of climate change. CCAC matches Fellows with organizations to mobilize community members to take direct climate action through education, volunteer mobilization, and assessment focused on urban greening, organic waste diversion and edible food recovery, and wildfire resiliency. This is a climate-focused, workforce development program for emerging climate and environmental leaders.

Opportunity description

Join Hollywood Food Coalition's impactful Community Exchange program, revolutionizing food distribution for nonprofits across L.A. County. HoFoCo operates as a food distribution service, supplying small to medium-sized nonprofits across L.A. County with food provisions, enabling them to concentrate on their core missions. As a Food Rescue Fellow, you'll play a vital role in daily operations, from sorting and cataloging rescued food to leading volunteer teams. Dive into data management using our advanced inventory system, contributing to streamlined processes and program impact assessment. With each action, you'll help distribute over 100,000 pounds of food monthly, supporting local nonprofits and reducing waste, all while improving access to healthy food for food-insecure communities. Duties include, but are not limited to: Spearhead the intake, sorting, cataloging, and distribution of recovered foods to ensure efficient operations. Expand and coordinate our volunteer base, driving. Exchange initiatives and fostering community engagement. Compile inventory using our data management system - Airtable - to measure program impact and streamline processes. Assist with outreach efforts to enhance program awareness, educate about its benefits, and increase food donations and recipient organizations Increase program awareness, educate on benefits, and drive increased food donations through diverse outreach efforts, including social media engagement, partnerships, and events.


  • $33,600 stipend
  • $10,000 education award
  • 340 hours of professional development
  • Minimum essential healthcare
  • Loan forbearance
  • Food and childcare assistance (for those eligible)

Requirements and qualifications


Live in California by August 16, 2024. Must be age 18 or older by August 16, 2024. Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Must be a US Citizen, US National, or lawful US resident to participate.

Preferred qualifications

An interest in climate change mitigation, volunteerism, or public service. Experience with outreach, education, training, or community behavior change. Fundamental understanding of climate change science, environmental policies in California, and/or environmental priorities. Excellent organizational, writing, interpersonal, and speaking skills.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Organic waste and edible food recovery

Work environment

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor