Join the summer lunch program team

We’re two short months away from summer vacation, and a team of community partners is already hard at work planning for food, friends, and fun in the Outback Strong Summer Lunch Program. Won’t you join us?

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The Outback Strong Summer Lunch Program is returning for its third summer as soon as school is out. Lake Health District and many community volunteers will serve up nutritious and delicious lunches at McDonald City Park and Lakeview Commons-North from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 10 through August 23.

The program is part of U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program, administered in Oregon through the state Department of Education. All youth 18 and younger eat for free at summer lunch sites across the nation.

If you’re interested in volunteering for the Outback Strong Summer Lunch Program, we would love to have you join the team! Email Community Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) coordinator Arvinder Singh or call or text him at (425) 999-6345.

We also have paid temporary positions available. The positions are up to 20 hours a week and non-benefitted.

The first job opening is for program monitor. This important position helps oversee the program’s operations. The monitor checks in at the lunch sites to ensure they are operating smoothly and following all federal, state, and local guidelines for this program. The monitor ensures staff and volunteers are correctly completing the daily meal count sheets and collects them every afternoon. The monitor helps submit claims associated with the program so Lake Health District can continue to sponsor it.

If program monitor sounds like the job for you, read more about it on Lake Health District’s website and apply. If you want to learn more, call, text, or email Singh.

Lake Health District also is hiring up to three junior program leaders. These individuals help prepare and serve meals each day. They help supervise kids and have conversations with them to help make children feel welcome at the lunch sites. Program leaders help clean up the lunch sites every day. They occasionally may be asked to help lead activities, but the leaders’ primary purpose is ensuring lunches are ready to go at the start of each meal and making sure kids get fed.

If you’re interested in applying for a junior program leader position, you may do so on Lake Health District’s website. Call, text, or email Singh for more information.

All positions will be filled and announced by May 24, so don’t wait to apply. All new hires must complete Lake Health District’s onboarding process by June 7 and be available for training June 8.

 Don’t miss this chance to be part of the Outback Strong Summer Lunch Program!