20th Class, 2013-2014
Field Placement: Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative (Portland, ME)
H worked to expand the Afterschool Meals Program, helped to minimize administrative barriers for applicants and conducted outreach to school nutrition departments and afterschool programs. Hannah also interviewed SNAP participants about their experiences with the program for a resource distributed to food pantry providers.
Hunger Free Community Report:
After School Meals: Feeding Kids After the Bell Rings is a toolkit geared towards anti-hunger advocates and afterschool program administrators. The toolkit outlines best practices in outreach, management, and budgeting, and draws on the successes of Maine afterschool programs in rural and urban areas to guide new programs through the requirements of the Afterschool Meals Program.
Policy Placement: Food Research Action Center (Washington, DC)
H conducted a survey of state agencies regarding their implementation of the Afterschool Meals Program. This survey is the basis for the first national report on the implementation of the Afterschool Meals Program. The report also provided best practices and policy solutions for addressing barriers to the program.
Pre-Fellowship Education and Experience:
H is from Lawrence, Kansas and graduated from Grinnell College with a degree in sociology. At Grinnell, they founded the Anti-Oppression Peer Education Network, a social justice peer education and leadership development organization. H has facilitated tutoring sessions for incarcerated youth, interned with Representative Tammy Baldwin, and worked at the Center for Constitutional Rights as an undergraduate Ella Baker Fellow. They also conducted independent research into organizing strategies for grassroots movements and has experience as an LGBTQ organizer.