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21-22 Good Cheer Community Food Bank Farmer
 
 
 
Committed to creating a hunger-free community, South Whidbey Good Cheer Food Bank is the oldest non-profit on beautiful Whidbey Island. We enjoy strong community support and collaborate with many of our partner helping agencies, county departments and local municipalities. Our food bank is a model for dignified, grocery-style service which allows 'shoppers' to choose what they need and want. We offer a large amount of fresh produce sourced from local farms, grocery rescue and our own organic farm. 200 hundred volunteers work alongside our staff of 20 in the food bank, kitchen and garden and in our thrift store operations whose revenues make our organization so sustainable. With this strong position in the South Whidbey community, Good Cheer is partnering with the Coupeville Farm to School program to connect our communities, educate a new generation of healthy eaters, support our local farmers and strengthen our local food system so that no one on Whidbey goes hungry Good Cheer grows organic produce on 2 acres of farm and garden for the food bank. We work closely with local farmers, the Organic Farm School, SW Tilth and the SW School Garden program to make sure fresh produce is available to all. We need a Community Farmer that can join and benefit from our collective efforts as they assist our team and volunteers in all aspects of managing a community, non-profit farm and garden. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as applications are submitted.
 
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Member Duties : The Community Farmer will help Good Cheer connect the many moving parts of operating a food bank that is committed to a healthy and hunger-free community. After gaining an understanding of our key functions, they will support our volunteers in the food bank, commercial kitchen, garden, and surrounding areas for gleaning. The Community Farmer will learn and assist with all aspects of growing healthy food while regenerating the soil and caring for the environment, from planning, seed starting, planting, weeding, irrigation, harvesting, cleaning, packaging and storing produce.
 
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Training . 
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Hunger . 
 
Skills :
Basic farm/garden experience ,  Social Services ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Environment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
21-22 Good Cheer Community Food Bank Farmer

Program Start/End Date
10/18/2021  -   08/30/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  06/10/2021  To  10/15/2021 

Contact Carol Squire
PO Box 144
Langley   WA   98260
3602210130
wscip@esd.wa.gov

Listing ID 104900


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