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ShareCorps-West Ohio FB-Hunger&Health Associate
The mission of West Ohio Food Bank: Everyone should have access to healthy, nutritious food. Together with our partners, we provide nutritious food to those in need. For the more than 72,590 food insecure individuals in our 11 county area who face hunger, putting food on the table every day is a struggle and often means making impossible choices. The true face of hunger is a mother working two jobs, children struggling to learn on an empty stomach, a father skipping a meal so his children can eat. Hunger is not a problem that we can easily see, perhaps because its stigma causes people to hide their need. But research shows that many hardworking individuals are increasingly relying on food banks as a part of their long-term strategies to put food on the table. Food-insecure individuals do not have regular access to enough nutritious food for a healthy, active life. These families, employees, veterans, students, children and senior citizens are the people the West Ohio Food Bank serves.
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Member Duties : As the AmeriCorps VISTA Member at the West Ohio Food Bank, you will expand the capacity of the Green RX program by creating new healthcare partnerships, identifying new funding sources, and developing onboarding and nutrition education materials for use at healthcare sites. Working with food bank staff and Mercy Health, you will identify and connect with potential healthcare partners to incorporate into the program. As the program and the number of participating partners grow, you will research funding opportunities for program sustainability and growth. Finally, you will develop appropriate literature to bolster program effectiveness, including onboarding toolkits for new healthcare sites and nutrition education resources for program participants. Creating nutrition education materials will promote healthy eating on a budget and inform about the impact of diet on health issues.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger ,  Health ,  Technology ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Social Services ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Health ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Education ,  Recruitment . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

ShareCorps-West Ohio FB-Hunger&Health Associate

Program Start/End Date
01/17/2023  -   01/16/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  08/16/2021  To  12/15/2022 

Contact Carrie Dennis
1380 E Kibby St
Lima   OH   45804

Listing ID 106432