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Healthy Food Access VISTA
The Star of the Sea Foundation is the largest huger-relief agency in the Florida Keys. Due to a severe lack of affordable housing, a plethora of low-wage jobs in the tourism and hospitality industries, and the highest cost of living in the entire state, almost half (46%) of individuals and families struggle to afford to live in Monroe County. Through direct food distributions, nutrition education efforts, and federal feeding programs, the Star of the Sea Foundation aims to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable populations in the Florida Keys.
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Member Duties : The goal of the Nutrition Education/Healthy Food Access VISTA project is to enhance and extend nutritional resources to low-income and working-poor individuals, families, and seniors in Monroe County, Florida. The VISTA member will work with partner agencies to explore new avenues for food distribution in the Lower and Middle Keys with the goal of increasing the availability of food resources for low-income individuals and families; expand volunteer opportunities and recruit new volunteers to help ensure SOS is operating sustainable programs; and develop new local and national funding streams for SOS programs to ensure financial sustainability. Programs and initiatives will be tailored to various client populations with the ultimate goal of creating healthier generations of Monroe County residents.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Lunch provided Daily ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Veterans ,  Hunger ,  Children/Youth ,  Environment ,  Disaster Relief ,  Health ,  Homelessness . 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  Social Services ,  Veterans ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Environment ,  Disaster Services ,  Public Speaking ,  Nutrition ,  Public Health ,  General Skills ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Community Organization ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Youth Development ,  Team Work ,  Leadership . 
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Healthy Food Access VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/30/2021  -   08/29/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations FLORIDA  

Accepting Applications
From  07/08/2021  To  08/29/2021 

Contact Emily Nixon
5640 Maloney Ave
Key West   FL   33040

Listing ID 105483