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The Food Bank Gardening, Production and Nutrition Specialist
The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina (the Food Bank) is a non-profit organization that has provided food for our friends and neighbors facing hunger in 34 counties in central and Eastern North Carolina for over 40 years and is a member of Feeding America. The Food Bank ranks 15 nationally in terms of total food distributed and first in North Carolina. The Food Bank’s food distribution and child nutrition programs are based on national models. The Food Bank works every day to provide food for people in need while building solutions to end hunger in local communities. The ultimate goal of the VISTA assignment with the Food Bank is to help build a program of community outreach to encourage and recruit community members and families to attend educational programming around urban gardening, agriculture, food production and nutrition. This programming aims to assist low-income families to subsidize their food resources, understand the importance of fresh produce, from a nutritional perspective and encourage physical activity. It is anticipated that, if proof of concept can be shown, that the Food Bank would try to obtain funding for additional educational positions in the Nutrition Education team to carry out any increased duties after the end of the assignment. The goal of the VISTA is to recruit a minimum of 4 cohorts of 6-10 individuals in the first year of programming, with pre and post surveying to establish the impact of the program’s provision on food insecurity.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The VISTA member will be tasked with creating an outreach plan, developing marketing materials, implementing that plan and setting a plan for class scheduling. Additional duties may include assisting with the development of educational curricula and document production, tracking participants and using information and collating results of the classes, including longitudinal studies of participants and the impact (outcomes) of the program on the lives of the participants. The project implemented by the VISTA should be structured to be an ongoing effort to provide educational support and garden space for the community into the future. The VISTA will create a marketing and recruitment model that will be used to continue recruitment of new community members.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Literacy, project management ,  Recruitment ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization . 
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The Food Bank Gardening, Production and Nutrition Specialist

Program Start/End Date
08/28/2023  -   08/27/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NORTH CAROLINA  

Some Spanish preferred.

Accepting Applications
From  06/16/2023  To  09/30/2023 

Contact Gideon Adams
1924 Capital Blvd
Raleigh   NC   27604

Listing ID 119423


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