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CT Food Bank/Foodshare Summer VISTA
Our food bank has expanded operations significantly during the pandemic in an effort to meet the growing demand for food assistance. The Summer VISTAs will bolster these efforts to broaden our impact as follows: IHRS: The Summer VISTA will assist the Institute for Hunger Research & Solutions in building the capacity of food pantries in the Connecticut Food Bank/Foodshare network in COVID recovery activities and the reintroduction of best practices. Network/Programs Team: CT Food Bank/Foodshare provides food and support to a vast statewide network of 700 partner programs, including food pantries, meal programs, mobile distribution sites, and more. Summer VISTAs will perform the various duties during their tenure with the goal of supporting the overall distribution at strategic locations to food-insecure people in our state.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : One IHRS Summer VISTA will assist in conducting capacity assessments with food pantries, support trainings with Connecticut Food Bank/Foodshare’s agency network, and provide technical assistance on implementation of best practices. We expect to engage at least 10 food pantries in this effort. Nine Network/Programs Team Summer VISTAs will perform the following duties: Help distribute food at various partner program distribution sites throughout Connecticut; Assist staff in coordinating and orienting volunteers who are assisting with the distribution; Sort and package food for distribution; Help create a safe environment for all involved, including enforcing social distancing and other precautions as needed; Gather and compile general intake information from guests; Help promote community resources available to address the diverse needs of households served; Help create a welcoming environment for volunteers and guests.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Hunger . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Social Services . 
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CT Food Bank/Foodshare Summer VISTA

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

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CONNECTICUT  


Accepting Applications
From  04/19/2021  To  05/14/2021 

Contact Pamela Daly
450 Woodland Ave
Bloomfield   CT   06002
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 103234