By Riya Rahman
Coordinator, Youth Engagement
July 21, 2017
Name: Sarah Fatima
Where do you go to school? University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Where are you working? Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina & Department of Public Instruction
What’s your favorite part about being a Youth Ambassador?
I love being able to interact with the kids at Summer Meals sites and do fun activities with them, while also working with officials behind the scenes to make sure things are running smoothly. Being a YA allows for me to experience both sides and I love it!
Why are you passionate about ending hunger?
I am a huge foodie and became interested in Nutrition and Public Health in college. This route taught me how much childhood hunger and food insecurity there was in my community and it was eye-opening for me. Many think that hunger only exists in poor countries abroad, and they don’t realize there are millions of children going hungry right here in their neighborhood. This was how I became passionate about ending hunger. I want to bring awareness to this silent issue and help end hunger, my work this summer is helping achieve this goal.