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Cooking Matters - Detroit
Cooking Matters is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization working to end hunger and poverty. We are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to work with Cooking Matters Partner, Gleaners Community Food Bank, in Detroit, Michigan. Gleaners Community Food Bank exists to provide households with access to sufficient, nutritious food and related resources. We accomplish this through collaboration, efficient operations, education, and innovative solutions to achieve a hunger-free community in southeast Michigan. The ideal candidate for this AmeriCorps position is someone who values education, collaboration, and innovation and cares deeply about addressing the problems of hunger and poverty in the community. The AmeriCorps member will work with Gleaners Community Food Bank staff to implement effective hands-on courses and tours that teach families at risk of hunger that healthy cooking and eating can be delicious, enjoyable and affordable. Cooking Matters AmeriCorps members are part of the local and national Cooking Matters team and take part in all associated training and activities. AmeriCorps members will receive orientation from Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters national staff as well as locally, from the Gleaners Community Food Bank Cooking Matters staff. Members will be part of a peer network of AmeriCorps members from around the nation and be a part of regular training opportunities including monthly webinars and one in-person retreat. The Cooking Matters AmeriCorps member is being sought for a term of service starting no later than September 1, 2020, but will keep the position open until it’s filled. The position will end approximately 1 year from start date. Share Our Strength and Gleaners Community Food Bank are equal opportunity employers and do not make hiring decisions on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or religion.
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Member Duties : The Member will work with the Gleaners Community Food Bank Cooking Matters team to implement effective hands-on and on-line courses teaching families at risk of hunger that healthy cooking can be delicious, enjoyable-and most important-affordable. The Member will: • Coordinate in- person and on-line courses and tours, including managing the classroom, securing needed food and materials, and supporting volunteers and participants. • Work with community-based agencies who host courses for their clients in efforts to expand reach of program. • Recruit, train, and retain culinary, nutrition, and support volunteers who lead Cooking Matters courses. Member commits to 1700 hours of service within a 12-month period. The full-time member will receive a living allowance of $18,250, a basic health plan, training, childcare (based on income eligibility and need), and an AmeriCorps education award of $6,095 upon successful completion of service.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Health . 
Skills :
Nutrition/Culinary ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Cooking Matters - Detroit

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2020  -   08/31/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MICHIGAN   Detroit/Ann Arbor/Flint  


Accepting Applications
From  07/01/2020  To  11/30/2020 

Contact Rachel Binder
2131 Beaufait St
Detroit   MI   48207

Listing ID 51656