The Sheridan Story (TSS) is a young organization in the midst of significant and swift growth. The Program Coordinator will join a team to assist in management of logistics and oversight of strategies focused on relationship engagement and partner retention between the community partner and their school. She/he will work to achieve fruitful partnerships resulting in: (1) increased impact on child hunger in the Twin Cities, (2) lasting and intentional relationships between the community and the school. The Program Coordinator with ensure school-based weekend food programs are effective and well-run while providing excellent customer service to schools, community partners, agencies and volunteers. She/he will also assist the team in leading regularly scheduled food packing events.
ABOUT THE SHERIDAN STORY
The Sheridan Story exists to fight child hunger through community and school partnerships. We achieve this mission by distributing a weekend’s supply of food to children at school at the end of every week, eliminating the food gap from Friday to Monday, when children are unable to participate in free or reduced food programs at school. The Sheridan Story is not a typical “backpack program”. We are a methodical and coordinated effort to equip the community with the tools and resources required to make an effective and significant impact on child hunger.
The Sheridan Story develops and supports successful partnerships between sponsoring community organizations and schools in need. Meanwhile, we manage the operations of the weekend food program such as food sourcing, inventory management, packing events, and storage and delivery of the food.
This partnership-based model has allowed us to make a broad and sustainable impact in the fight against child hunger. Since our incorporation in 2013, The Sheridan Story has grown to 144 schools serving some 5,000 kids weekly throughout the Twin Cities.