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Harvest Against Hunger - Port Angeles
The Harvest VISTA will continue current gleaning and other food rescue efforts in Clallam County, continue to organize/partner with stakeholders involved in these efforts, and work to streamline and further develop a system to sustain gleaning, and food rescue efforts to capture fresh produce for the benefit of local food assistance programs. All produce collected is distributed through a pre-existing hunger relief network in Clallam County. The fruits and vegetables will reach people living at or below poverty levels who use food assistance programs to help supplement their diets with nutritionally dense produce, while educating and improving their access to healthy food. As a project of Rotary First Harvest (RFH), the Harvest Against Hunger gleaning program creates a way to enlist small to medium-sized farms to partner and connect with hunger relief efforts in local communities throughout Washington. For 30+ years, RFH has focused on connecting and collaborating between different groups (farmers, truckers, food banks and volunteers) to gather food that would otherwise go to waste. Harvest Against Hunger has been named “one of the most effective AmeriCorps programs in the nation” – and with good reason. HAH is a collaborative program that places AmeriCorps*VISTA members (known as Harvest VISTA) in communities around Washington to develop gleaning and produce recovery programs to support local hunger relief groups.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The second year VISTA will strengthen and build a program model for produce recovery. As part of this plan the Harvest VISTA will actively recruit program participants using a three-pronged approach: Continue to refine a sustainable approach for volunteer recruitment and management (consult RFH Resource Guide for best practices); Implement grower outreach plan to introduce gleaning program and solicit support from farmers and gardeners; Continue to partner with other local and regional hunger relief efforts. Within this three-pronged approach, the Harvest VISTA will continue the work started by the 1st year VISTA on a mechanism to track and communicate with produce recovery partners. This system is likely an electronic database (research other gleaning tracking tools for ideas and guidance). The VISTA will implement gleaning coordination and oversee program logistics. The VISTA will also start to develop a sustainability plan for the gleaning program.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking . 
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Harvest Against Hunger - Port Angeles

Program Start/End Date
02/15/2017  -   02/16/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  12/02/2016  To  01/15/2017 

Contact Beth Baker
Rotary First Harvest
Seattle   WA   98124
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 37958