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*MCVP – Montana Food Bank Network
 
 
 
The overall goal of this VISTA project is to increase food access to low-income adults 55+ by developing a coalition of stakeholders in healthcare and public assistance programs to implement the Montana Food Bank Network’s Senior Hunger strategic plan. The most recent data from America’s Health Rankings indicates that over 9% of seniors age 60+ are at risk of food insecurity. Sixty-seven percent of seniors eligible for SNAP are not enrolled to receive assistance. Thirty percent of Montana’s seniors are living alone and 26% have incomes of less than $20,000 putting them at extreme high risk for food insecurity. In most cases, seniors face tough decisions between paying for medications, utilities, and rent/mortgage or food. In addition, many are unaware of the programs and services available to them or feel that they are not eligible. Older adults with food insecurity may have significantly reduced intakes of vital nutrients, which could adversely affect overall health. This VISTA project will move low-income adults 55+ out of poverty by improving access to affordable, healthy food, resulting in overall improvement in their mental and physical health outcomes. Located in Missoula, MT.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA will implement the Senior Hunger strategic plan. The VISTA will build a coalition of stakeholders to support the strategic plan. The VISTA will build relationships with healthcare providers to form food security strategies. The VISTA will coordinate the Senior Hunger forum.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Hunger ,  Elder Care . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
*MCVP – Montana Food Bank Network

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  09/22/2022  To  12/16/2022 

Contact John Schlepp
PO Box 202956
Helena   MT   59620
4064449654
john.schlepp@mt.gov
dphhs.mt.gov/vista

Listing ID 115243


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