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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 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* ,  Stipend ,  Lunch provided Daily ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Environment ,  Veterans ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Disaster Relief ,  Hunger ,  Homelessness . 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Social Services ,  Youth Development ,  General Skills ,  Nutrition ,  Public Health ,  Disaster Services ,  Veterans ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Leadership ,  Environment ,  Community Organization . 
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Food Access VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/29/2022  -   08/28/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations FLORIDA  

Accepting Applications
From  07/08/2022  To  08/30/2022 

Contact Lisa Niederman
5640 Maloney Ave
Key West   FL   33040

Listing ID 105483