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Walla Walla Valley Food System Coordinator VISTA
Blue Mountain Action Council is a multipurpose nonprofit that serves neighbors experiencing poverty in Southeast Washington through food, housing, and job assistance. The BMAC Food Bank is an integral link in establishing food security for the communities in the Walla Walla Valley. BMAC Food Bank collects, stores, and distributes over 10,000 meals each day to food pantries across five counties including Walla Walla, Franklin, Columbia, Garfield, and Asotin. In the role of Community Food System VISTA, the AmeriCorps Member will serve the agriculturally rich Walla Walla Valley by building capacity through leveraging and deepening relationships with key partners within the regional and statewide food security system, prioritizing equitable sustainability through a racial, environmental, and economic lens, and coordinating education activities to elevate best practices within the communities. In this position, BMAC partners with Harvest Against Hunger, a program incubator and catalyst utilizing a team of AmeriCorps members in the Harvest VISTA program who build sustainable, community food security programs. These range from gleaning projects, to regional food security assessments, to expanding community-run gardens and food bank farms. AmeriCorps members serve with their projects for a year: recruiting and coordinating volunteers, addressing challenges and management related to food supply chain, creating systems to collect data and evaluate programs, and growing organizations through story-telling, development and fundraising. They benefit from professional development and team building in a nationwide cohort. Harvest Against Hunger and the Harvest VISTA Program aims to involve the larger community in addressing food insecurity.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : AmeriCorps member duties will include: promoting and participating in initiatives that advance the Food Hub and Walla Walla Valley Agriculture Community; Managing the Farm to Food Bank and Gleaning Programs, along with developing a BMAC Food Bank Nutrition Plan; Recruit and maintain communications with agricultural producers, local organizations, and private institutions; Engage the public and local growers at Walla Walla Valley events and Farmer’s Markets; Develop customizable and sustainable materials to for education and food access resources; Generate social media content to tell BMAC’s story and raise public awareness regarding volunteer and donation opportunities; Finally, data entry and accurate, up to date record keeping for BMAC and partner organizations. A primary goal will be to prioritize racial equity and food sovereignty through the work of economic and environmental sustainability.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Speaking ,  Public Health . 
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Walla Walla Valley Food System Coordinator VISTA

Program Start/End Date
06/06/2022  -   06/05/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  04/11/2022  To  05/09/2022 

Contact Maria Mendez-Francisco
1201 1st Ave S
Seattle   WA   98134

Listing ID 101224