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Second Harvest, Building Healthier Communities Through Food
Building Healthier Communities Through Food will make needed food supplies & nutrition education more accessible to people in the margins of the economy in Spokane & Eastern Washington. A team of six AmeriCorps members will coordinate nutrition education in Second Harvest's teaching kitchen & at schools, youth programs, community centers, senior centers, alongside Mobile Market free food distributions & at other easily accessible locations. Members will lead cooking classes, demonstrations, nutritious food sampling, recipe sharing & other nutrition education interventions aimed at building healthy eating habits & improving food security among children, families & seniors. Mobile Market distributions will provide fresh produce & other wholesome groceries that improve food security. Nutrition education will encourage healthy eating habits for children, their parents & seniors. It will help families make optimal use of limited resources to prepare nourishing meals. The Mobile Market will target high-need neighborhoods & food deserts to increase access to fresh produce & other groceries for families & seniors in need. The food supplies will free up resources for families to pay for housing, utilities, gas for a car to get to school or work, children's clothing, life-saving medications, & other household expenses. Second Harvest was founded in 1971 as a central warehouse for a handful of food pantries in Spokane. Today, hunger solution centers in Spokane & the Tri-Cities partner w/ 250 neighborhood food banks, meal sites & other programs to feed more than 55,000 hungry people each week in the Inland Northwest. Second Harvest provides the equivalent of 69,000 meals a day that fill nutritional gaps for people in poverty, the working poor, elderly & disabled people on very low fixed incomes, homeless people, & children & families in temporary crisis. Position contingent upon funding.
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Member Duties : AmeriCorps members will be the primary liaison between Second Harvest and nutrition education partner locations, from the initial recruitment to ongoing coordination. Members will be responsible for maintaining communication with partner locations through email, phone calls and personal visits. Members will make fliers to promote nutrition education and Mobile Market free food distributions, and recruit and train volunteers for events. Members will help compile nutrition education pieces, such as interactive displays, produce tip cards and recipes, and conduct this outreach along with trained volunteers at various sites and alongside Second Harvest's Mobile Market. Members will ensure data collection tools are on hand for all nutrition education events, and will administer and analyze results of pre- and post-surveys to help evaluate program impact and inform continuous improvement. Stories of service will be documented, including photos.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Hunger ,  Health ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  General Skills ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Public Speaking ,  Social Services ,  Communications ,  Education ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Health ,  Youth Development ,  Team Work . 
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Second Harvest, Building Healthier Communities Through Food

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2019  -   08/31/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  03/27/2019  To  10/31/2019 

Contact Mindy Wallis
1234 E Front Ave
Spokane   WA   99202

Listing ID 50889