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Community Food Initiative Food Justice VISTA 2021
Community Food Initiatives (CFI) is a 28-year-old organization serving families and individuals in Appalachian Ohio. The mission of CFI is to foster communities where everyone has equal access to healthy, local food. CFI’s vision is a resilient region in which everyone in our community has access to an equitable, inclusive, and thriving local food system. CFI is the only organization in the area routinely donating thousands of pounds of local produce to food pantries, connecting regional seed savers to promote seed diversity and sustainability, managing low-cost community garden plots, supporting school gardens and teaching youth to grow food, and offering gardening and cooking workshops to adults. All of these programs come together to build a stronger community where citizens are empowered to grow and cook their own healthy, whole foods, despite the barriers of poverty. Community members, regional farmers and food producers, partnering non-profits, local government and foundations support our work. CFI is building capacity to reach more communities across the region by increasing collaborative efforts to fight food insecurity. The development and implementation of a non-profit community relations-building strategy that includes donor communications, online media development, audience analysis, and development of offline media/marketing strategies and materials.
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Member Duties : The Local Food Access Community Relations VISTA will be responsible for the development and implementation of a community engagement strategy that includes donor communications and growing CFI’s network and reach. In order to accomplish these tasks, the Community Relations VISTA will recruit volunteers and interns with expertise in community engagement and other communications fields. The VISTA will work with our Communications Director to research and create online and offline content, and to broaden CFI’s audience through multiple communication channels. VISTA will also work with key staff, board members and volunteers to brainstorm content ideas, in line with the CFI’s missions, values and strategic plan and in support of the various programs. The VISTA member will support and evaluate the results of community engagement campaigns with the team. The VISTA member will build and maintain relationships with partners, supporters and key community members.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger ,  Health . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  General Skills . 
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Community Food Initiative Food Justice VISTA 2021

Program Start/End Date
06/07/2021  -   06/06/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  02/16/2021  To  05/05/2021 

Contact Susie Huser
94 Columbus Rd
Athens   OH   45701
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 71818