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United Way of SECT/New London County Food Policy Council
AmeriCorps VISTAs will serve with the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut to advance the mission and programs of the New London County Food Policy Council. The Food Policy Council was established in 2011 to transform the region’s food system to improve diet-related health outcomes through policy, program innovation, and support. The Council’s vision is to ensure that affordable and nutritious food is accessible to all county residents. The Council is developing the county’s first Food Action Plan, the strategic plan for implementing three regional policy goals: (1) reduce food insecurity, (2) improve and prevent diet-related health outcomes, and (3) support local, environmentally sustainable, and socially responsible agriculture. Council members include representatives of the region’s leading organizations in health, social services, agriculture, and academia.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : AmeriCorps VISTA members will continue the foundational work of developing the New London Food Policy Council already begun by previous VISTAs. The VISTAs will report to the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut Vice President for food impact programs and will help guide the work of the Food Policy Council’s Steering Committee. VISTAs will be engaged in policy development on food insecurity, health and nutrition, and agriculture. Duties include: supporting Steering Committee and Working Group leaders, designing policy strategies, aligning regional initiatives, coordinating regional stakeholders, conducting research and policy briefings, supporting grant initiatives, and updating the website and social media. VISTAs will also support Food Policy Council initiatives related to the region’s food bank, the United Way’s Gemma E. Moran Labor Food Center, which distributes two million pounds of food to 96 distribution sites.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Education ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Research and Social Media ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Speaking . 
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United Way of SECT/New London County Food Policy Council

Program Start/End Date
08/26/2013  -   08/25/2014

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CONNECTICUT  

Accepting Applications
From  04/23/2013  To  08/08/2013 

Contact Maggie Marley
283 Stoddards Wharf Rd
Gales Ferry   CT   06335

Listing ID 49907