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WSU Clallam Food Bank Kitchen Project Coordinator VISTA
The AmeriCorps member will address pervasive food insecurity in Clallam County by implementing and expanding a food processing program at the new kitchen. These efforts will support increasing food access of nutritious local food for people experiencing food insecurity. Working with the WSU and the Food Bank team members, the VISTA will assist in the development of kitchen programming by expanding partnerships with local institutions, implementing and strengthening community outreach & development, and building a robust volunteer recruitment and management system. Processed gleaned produce will be distributed not only at local food banks, but at other food access sites including schools to benefit families in need who may live at or below federal levels of poverty. In this position WSU Clallam County Extension partners with Harvest Against Hunger, a program incubator and catalyst utilizing a team of AmeriCorps members in the VISTA program who build sustainable community food security programs. These range from gleaning projects, to regional food security assessments, to expanding community-run gardens and food bank farms. AmeriCorps members serve with their projects for a year, recruiting and coordinating volunteers, addressing challenges related to supply chain management, like the transportation and distribution of gleaned produce, and create systems to collect data and evaluate programs. They benefit from professional development and team building in a nationwide cohort. Harvest Against Hunger projects also aims to involve the larger community in addressing food insecurity.
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Member Duties : This will be an exciting position for the AmeriCorps member as they build upon existing programs and create new opportunities for programming at the recently constructed Food Bank kitchen. The community kitchen will produce high-quality prepared food for food bank clientele and other community food access points utilizing excess food bank inventory, gleaned produce, and ingredients sourced from local farms. They will report to the WSU Extension SNAP-Ed Program Manager and be a part of a larger team of food bank and Extension employees working on community food security and value-chain coordination with farmers in the region.Their role will be to act as a community liaison, create new opportunities through collaborative relationships with schools and institutions in the region to develop kitchen programming opportunities.They will create tracking systems, design and implement volunteer systems, and foster champions among partners as the kitchen opportunities continue to grow and expand.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Health ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization . 
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WSU Clallam Food Bank Kitchen Project Coordinator VISTA

Program Start/End Date
10/24/2022  -   10/23/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  08/08/2022  To  10/03/2022 

Contact Maria Mendez-Francisco
1201 1st Ave S
Seattle   WA   98134

Listing ID 109557