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City Fruit - Harvest and Distribution Summer Associate
City Fruit stewards and harvests from urban fruit trees to support sustainable and equitable access to fruit. We serve individuals and families in Seattle experiencing food insecurity by providing organic, local fruit that is often unavailable at food banks and meal programs. We harvest thousands of pounds of fruit from residential and public fruit trees and distribute this locally-grown fruit through partnerships with over 30 food banks, meal programs, elementary schools, and nonprofits that provide food to clients eligible for SNAP benefits. We also host Fruit-For-All free fruit farm stands at community centers and farmers markets in geographically diverse neighborhoods across Seattle, to distribute fruit directly to the public, during hours complementing food bank availability. We promote the stewardship of public orchards through our community and volunteer outreach events. Annually, we serve about 25,000 Seattle residents, harvesting 30,000-40,000 pounds of quality fruit from July to December. This AmeriCorps opportunity is a project of Harvest Against Hunger, which connects local growers, food banks, and volunteers to secure fresh produce for distribution to thousands of people throughout Washington State. The Harvest VISTA program finds innovative ways to decrease waste of fresh fruits and vegetables and increase the availability of nutritious produce for food bank clients. The Summer Associate program will work in an intensive level of summer service for 10 weeks.
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Member Duties : The Summer Associate will support our Harvest Program and efforts to divert quality fruit from waste and share it directly with the Seattle community through food banks, meal programs, and community partnerships. The Summer Associate will work with our Harvest Team to move between various sites and harvest fruit from local fruit trees in residential backyards and public orchards. The Summer Associate will distribute quality fruit to food banks and meal programs in the Seattle area. Additionally, the Summer Associate will help table at our Fruit-For-All pop-up stands at parks, farmers markets, and community centers, where we distribute fruit directly to the public for free and increase community awareness of our programs.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Environment ,  Hunger ,  Health ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Environment ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking . 
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City Fruit - Harvest and Distribution Summer Associate

Program Start/End Date
06/25/2023  -   09/02/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  

Accepting Applications
From  05/03/2023  To  06/07/2023 

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

Listing ID 103050


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