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2021 Food Donations Coordinator VISTA Summer Associate
The impact of COVID-19 has disproportionally affected the low-income community of Aurora, with food pantries in the city reporting nearly double the amount of people requesting food than before the pandemic. Through food rotation systems, community partnerships and excess food distribution, the AmeriCorps VISTA will create food security for individuals in poverty. By partnering with local agencies, the VISTA will allow Hesed House to access individuals we traditionally could not reach. The ideal candidate for this position will need good communications skills, both oral and written. The ideal candidate will also need to be proficient in basic computer skills using Microsoft Office software. Finally, the ideal candidate must have good organizational skills, a good work ethic, positive demeanor, and the drive to want to make a change for our neighbors in need. This position is a part of the Housing Action AmeriCorps Network, an AmeriCorps VISTA program managed by Housing Action Illinois since 2010. As such, this position will receive customized training, support, guidance, and networking opportunities, in addition to the traditional opportunities for AmeriCorps positions. Learn more about the program on Housing Action’s website.
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Member Duties : •The goal of this project is to create and implement a food rotation system which will reduce the amount of waste at Hesed House and allow for the surplus food to be better utilized •Working with staff and guests at Hesed House to understand current food systems •Creating and implementing a food rotation system •Reaching out to local non-profits to assess their increased food needs and most pressing shortages •Finding potential fits in terms of food donated, how often, can agency pick up, etc. •Facilitating 3 new partnerships in the community •Creating a plan for sustainability with each new partnership •Evaluating the success of the project
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Homelessness ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Team Work ,  General Skills . 
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2021 Food Donations Coordinator VISTA Summer Associate

Program Start/End Date
06/07/2021  -   08/15/2021

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  

Accepting Applications
From  03/21/2021  To  07/09/2021 

Contact AmeriCorps Leader
659 S River Street
Aurora   IL   60506
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 101925