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Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture - Double Up & Food Hub
The Summer Associate member will work with BRWIA’s Double Up Food Bucks program and High Country Food Hub (an innovative online farmers’ market) as well as emergency food relief projects operated with the Food Hub to increase access to local food in our community. The Double Up Food Bucks program is BRWIA’s food equity program that works to make sure everyone has access to fresh, local food. The DUFB program does private fundraising and grant writing to be able double people’s federal nutritional benefits (SNAP/EBT, WIC FMNP, and Senior FMNP) when they shop locally. Participants can double their benefits at any of the 4 farmers’ markets in Boone such as the Watauga County Farmers’ Market, the King Street Market, the Boone Winter Farmers’ Market, and the online farmers’ market, the High Country Food Hub. The primary goals for working for the Double Up Food Bucks program is to increase awareness of and participation in the program, raise funds for the program, and increase the demand for local food by increasing accessibility to it. The High Country Food Hub (HCFH) is a year-round, online farmers’ market serving Boone and the surrounding area. Each Wednesday, the HCFH aggregates and distributes produce, meat, plants, and value-added items to customers who place online orders throughout the week. The Food Hub also operates as a shared storage facility for local growers and producers who might otherwise not be able to store their products on their property.
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Member Duties : The Double Up Food Bucks and High Country Food Hub VISTA will assist with general Food Hub operations, including: packing and distributing orders on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, sorting deliveries from producers, interacting with customers during order distribution. They will work to increase demand for local food through creative community events and new outreach initiatives. They will also develop and execute social media campaigns to market the Food Hub, educate consumers, and inspire more people to purchase locally. And, they will work on new equity and food justice initiatives alongside other BRWIA staff as they learn, in detail, the ins and outs of a vibrant local food system.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Environment . 
Skills :
Environment ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization . 
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Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture - Double Up & Food Hub

Program Start/End Date
05/24/2021  -   08/01/2021

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NORTH CAROLINA  


Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2021  To  05/01/2021 

Contact Dave Walker
969 W King St
Boone   NC   28607
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 102870