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’22 Eloise's Cooking Pot Food Bank Summer Associate(MADF) #1
Eloise's Cooking Pot (ECP) removes all barriers to nutritious food access for low-income people experiencing food insecurity. A program of the Making A Difference Foundation, ECP is the largest independently owned and operated food bank in Pierce County with the largest delivery service. ECP offers three main services: 1) The drop-in food site is located on the east side of Tacoma known as a food desert. Here, our diverse client base receives fresh, culturally appropriate, and special diet foods that help them sustain a balanced diet. It is open five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 am to 4:00 pm, and set up to function just like a grocery store. All food is free to those who visit and clients come in and "shop" for food, similar to going into their local grocery store. Clients get to select the food items they want instead of receiving the same food everyone else gets (or other food banks give out). We do this so clients get the food items they need, want, and will not waste. We offer fresh produce, meats, grains, dairy items, prepackaged food, as well as culturally sensitive food choices for clients of diverse ethnic backgrounds. On average, each household gets an about 75 lbs. of food per visit and they can visit as often as needed. 2) The second service is home-delivery which provides food box service directly where clients need it most. The delivery truck is out making deliveries during the same hours the onsite location is open and clients can receive food whenever they need it. We also provide outreach to individuals experiencing homelessness on the streets when the delivery truck is out, handing out backpacks full individual-serving foods, drinks, and other personal care goods. 3) Finally, the third service is our pop-up food bank which makes food deliveries to areas in Pierce County. We “pop up” at local churches, parks, libraries, low-income apartments as well as community events with the planned areas being notified in advance.
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Member Duties : Onsite Opportunity in Tacoma, WA (Not Remote). Hours: Usually Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Some evening and weekend service may be required throughout the summer. Eloise's Cooking Pot Food Bank Summer Associates will be key members of our team, and will primarily focus on four main areas. 1) They will help to build up our Cultural Infusion Food Box service which provides food to BIPOC clients and other clients of diverse ethnic backgrounds. 2) They will strengthen the Home Delivery program, and help us coordinate the delivery schedule as it grows. 3) They will increase the food donations so we have more food to give away to people experiencing hunger. 4) Finally, they will help coordinate our volunteers and increase the volunteer base we have to ensure we have volunteers when we need them the most.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Hunger . 
Skills :
General Skills . 
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’22 Eloise's Cooking Pot Food Bank Summer Associate(MADF) #1

Program Start/End Date
06/21/2022  -   08/29/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  

Accepting Applications
From  05/02/2022  To  06/11/2022 

Contact Bob Harris
4218 S Steele St
Tacoma   WA   98409

Listing ID 111950