Augustís Monthly ChallengesThu 01 Aug 2013
Story by Sarah Curl
For Augustís Monthly Challenges, we want Ambassadors to focus on connecting with their community. All challenges this month are focused on getting out in your city and meeting new people who can inspire you to find new ways to expand on your own Food Revolution.
This month we focus on getting a food focused friend involved in the Ambassador Program, connecting with other Ambassadors with your similar passions and touring your local farmerís market with friends and family to see whatís in season. We hope you can meet new people in your local areas and as always, donít forget to let us know how it goes!
Augustís Challenge #1:
Invite one friend who has a deep passion for real food and food education to become a Food Revolution Ambassador.
We are always looking for amazing voluntary Ambassadors and what better way to recruit great talent than by referrals. We want to make sure the Food Revolution is as global as possible so if you have a friend who cares about real food and wants to be involved, make sure to have them apply. If your friend lives is a place where we currently donít have any Ambassadors even better. See a list of Ambassadors worldwide here.
Augustís Challenge #2:
Connect with three Ambassadors in your area, surrounding city or country.
The voluntary Ambassador program is all about connecting with communities around the world to be inspired and effect change. Rely on your fellow Ambassadors and reach out today. If there are no Ambassadors in your region, we suggest reaching out to an Ambassador who has a similar interest or real food focus so you can learn and connect with someone new. If you need help finding someone to connect with, please reach out to our Community Manager Sarah so she can help you.
Augustís Challenge #3:
Check out your local farmers market, local vendors and/or farms.
Organize a trip with your kids, friends, neighbors and colleagues. Teach them about the great food they can buy there and what to make with it. Also, to go an extra step, help your local market with their marketing. Promote your local weekly market through social media, friends, family and word of mouth. Share your photos, stories, recipes and foodie adventures with us and other ambassadors.
What are Monthly Challenges?
Every month, there will be different challenges that inspire Food Revolutionaries to engage with their communities. They are designed to make deeper connections with the thought leaders in the real food industry and connect with family and friends through fresh food.
At the beginning of every month, the challenges will be announced through a blog post, email, Facebook and Twitter. The idea is to complete as many challenges as you can. As you complete the challenges, let us know how they went. We want to hear your stories, see your pictures and be able to show your successes through our various social media platforms. So get out there, have fun and make sure you share your story with us Ė we could be highlighting what youíve been doing to the world!
Do you have suggestions for next monthís challenges?
Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more about our Food Revolution Ambassador program and apply to become one here!
About the author: Sarah Curl is the Food Revolution Community Manager for the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation.
Photos: Fruit salad images from July's monthly challenges from ambassadors Noelia Fernandez from Argentina, Madeleine Montabert from France, Gabriela Fretes from Paraguay and Alix Rech from London, UK.
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