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Mercy Housing Northwest Summer HungerCorps Associate
Access to good food and supportive relationships shouldn't end when school is out. In King County, 100,000 low-income children and teenagers rely on free or discounted meals during the school year, but only 1 in 5 of them¿access locally served free meals during the summer. Additionally, since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, local leaders estimate that hunger in our community has tripled. Low-income families and families of color have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and are experiencing hunger at unprecedented rates. The Summer Food Service Program (Summer Meals) is a critical resource to ensure that children continue to have access to summer nutrition supports. National studies show that summer meals programs increase food security, reduce susceptibility to chronic diseases, and mitigate summer learning loss for children from low-income families – but prior to the pandemic, less than 15% of low-income youth in King County accessed Summer Meals programs each year. This is due to preventable barriers – including too few sites, lack of awareness about the program, and a lack of activities and incentives to engage kids and teens.¿
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Member Duties : Here at Mercy Housing Northwest, you will join four other members in this work to support food security during the summer months in your local area. Our participating locations are in North Seattle: Mercy Magnuson Place and Cedar Crossing, South Seattle: Mercy Othello Plaza and Gardner House, and Kent: Appian Way Apartments. They will work to implement creative solutions that increase access to the Free Summer Meals program by increasing the days, hours, and frequency of meal site operations, while also facilitating hands-on educational activities to engage youth. Additional duties include conducting grassroots community outreach to get the word out about available food resources, which is imperative in breaking down barriers. At Mercy Housing Northwest we also provide a robust summer programming experience for all school aged youth. You will be working with staff on-site to plan activities, recruit participants, and facilitate summer programming opportunities.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Unlimited public transportation (ORCA) ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Training ,  Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Communications . 
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Mercy Housing Northwest Summer HungerCorps Associate

Program Start/End Date
06/17/2024  -   08/23/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  None    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  


Accepting Applications
From  05/01/2024  To  06/20/2024 

Contact Brandon Montiel
720 2nd Ave
Seattle   WA   98104
(206) 461-3771

Listing ID 122632


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