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Ending Hunger in Maine - CCFSC Maine Meat Alliance, Turner
Cumberland County Food Security Council's (CCFSC) mission is to increase food access for vulnerable people in our County by working together to initiate, strategize and innovate solutions to hunger by advocating, sharing information and resources, and taking collective action. CCFSC's focus is to build food security with economically disadvantaged people with limited access to healthy food. This includes children, seniors, under and unemployed, disabled, refugees, and immigrants among others. USDA research reports that 13.6 percent of Maine households are food insecure – a rate significantly higher than the national average of 11.7 percent. (Sept. 2019) Maine ranked 16th in the nation for child food insecurity with one in five Maine kids food insecure and an 18 percent child poverty rate. This data does not account for disruptions in the food system by the pandemic.
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Member Duties : This project's goal is to establish infrastructure that supports more nutritious food being available to people vulnerable to food insecurity and more people participating in solving hunger. The VISTA will coordinate efforts to bridge the gap between consumers with limited resources and locally produced nutritious food. The VISTA will develop production, processing and distribution systems. The AmeriCorps VISTA member will build the capacity of local organizations to support an empowerment network that will elevate the voices of people with direct experiences of poverty to promote solutions. The VISTA will promote local food through events including processing and community meals. The VISTA will collect data for a report on disparities in food access for BIPOC Mainers. The VISTA will implement online infrastructure including a web page and social media.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Housing ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Conflict Resolution ,  Recruitment ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Youth Development ,  Communications ,  Education . 
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Ending Hunger in Maine - CCFSC Maine Meat Alliance, Turner

Program Start/End Date
08/16/2021  -   08/15/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MAINE  

Accepting Applications
From  06/01/2021  To  09/01/2021 

Contact Elizabeth Holt
18 Elkins Lane
Augusta   ME   04333
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 104072