Real Food Ambassadors Join Forces

07/09/2012 14:59 BST | Updated 07/11/2012 10:12 GMT

At the beginning of August we launched our community Food Revolution Ambassador Program to engage voluntary leaders throughout the year and continue to reach communities worldwide in standing up for real food and better food education.

Following Food Revolution Day 2012, where volunteers ignited a fire for real food in their communities, we decided to create a unique program to best support these amazing individuals year round and grow an army of real food volunteers to get the Food Revolution started in even more communities across the world.

The newly launched Food Revolution Ambassador Program engages volunteers throughout the year and has already started with a bang! Each month we have monthly challenges and ambassadors from across the world have already taken on these challenges and kick started the movement in their local communities.

During the month of August our challenges included asking our ambassadors to connect with local producers and vendors and/or host a real food potluck. Ambassadors from countries all over the world participated - including Kenya, Singapore, UAE, Canada, Uruguay, U.S. and Slovakia!

From visiting farmers markets and meeting local vendors to hosting potlucks for 40+ people, our ambassadors really embraced these challenges and we're excited to see how they build on these actions throughout September. This month, ambassador challenges include hosting a tour of a local grocery store and teaching yourself or someone else, to grow herbs.

Are you interested in becoming a Food Revolution Ambassador and getting involved in these monthly challenges? Do you have a deep commitment for real, fresh and sustainable foods?

We're always on the lookout for more Ambassadors to join us and play a leadership role in connecting individuals, schools, businesses and organizations at a local level to ensure their collective voice is heard. Being an Ambassador is a great way to use some of your knowledge and skills to share with your community. Do you think you or someone you know would make a great Ambassador? Apply today!

The role of a Food Revolution Ambassador:

• To talk and listen to your community, engage with the real food community.

• To work together locally and be creative year round, stay connected!

• To support each other and spread the word to those looking to get involved.

• To tell us the amazing things you've been doing and party with us each year on Food Revolution Day!

Our Food Revolution Ambassadors have shown a dedication to real food, a commitment to engaging others, and are keen to start conversations and create meaningful connections in their community.

Check out the 268 Ambassadors in 46 countries and 185 cities across the world that have already started a Food Revolution in their community here and apply to be a Food Revolution Ambassador and start the conversation in your local community here.

Do you still have questions and want to get in touch?

Check out our Ambassadors App on our Facebook page for more information on what Ambassadors do and how you can get involved and join us in standing up for real food!

The Food Revolution Team