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Ending Hunger Corps, Preble Street, Portland ME
Preble Street is developing a sustainable, comprehensive, and collaborative approach dedicated to ending hunger in Maine. We are looking for a passionate, adaptable, and entrepreneurial person to facilitate collaborative efforts to combat food insecurity. Founded in 1975, the mission of Preble Street is to provide accessible barrier-free services to empower people experiencing problems with homelessness, housing, hunger, and poverty, and to advocate for solutions to these problems. The Preble Street Food Security Hub Collaborations VISTA will be based in South Portland at our new Food Security Hub (FSH). The FSH will function as an industrial kitchen, food processing center, educational/vocational site, office space, and conference center dedicated to discussions surrounding ending hunger. The FSH launched in December 2021 and is anticipated to be fully operational in 2023. This VISTA position can play a key role in the evolution of our efforts to decrease food insecurity in our community, create strong and effective community partnerships, and bolster local agriculture and environmental sustainability. This individual will: • Learn about all aspects of Preble Street’s food programs • Engage with a broad range of partners to identify solutions to reduce food insecurity in the greater Portland area • Help to identify sites in the community where food is needed and may be distributed, and work at those sites to establish regular distributions • Share recommendations to improve the efficiency of food distribution. This position begins August 15, 2022. For more information visit or contact Joe Conroy at with questions. This position is part of Ending Hunger Corps, a 25-member cohort model VISTA program sponsored by Maine's Department of Agriculture, Conservation, Forestry (DACF):
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Member Duties : The Preble Street Food Security Hub VISTA will be based at the new Food Security Hub (FSH) in South Portland and will engage with a broad range of partners, including agencies engaged in hunger relief work, various Preble Street programs, providers addressing poverty issues, tenants and administrators at low-income housing sites, and members of the population receiving services. The placement will coincide with the buildout of the FSH and will unfold in two segments. Phase one: program immersion and working with a team to identify sites in the community where food is needed and may be distributed, establishing regular distributions at those sites, making systemic improvements at existing sites, and creating a report outlining these efforts. Phase two: working with many collaborators to identify gaps in services and any duplications of effort to implement systems at the FSH that are efficient and effective, and then creating a report outlining and identifying the findings.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Homelessness . 
Skills :
Communications . 
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Ending Hunger Corps, Preble Street, Portland ME

Program Start/End Date
08/15/2022  -   08/14/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MAINE  

any bilingual skills additive

Accepting Applications
From  03/28/2022  To  08/01/2022 

Contact Joe Conroy
55 Portland St
Portland   ME   04101

Listing ID 110804