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*Second Harvest, Second Harvest at Schools Coordinator
 
 
 
Through Second Harvest at Schools, AmeriCorps members will make needed food supplies and nutrition education more accessible to families in the margins of the economy in Spokane County. Teachers say students cannot learn when they’re focused on their empty stomachs. Hungry students lack concentration and struggle with poor academic performance, behavior problems and health issues. Second Harvest at Schools will help parents feed their children as they work to secure employment, earn higher wages or address other challenges in their lives. School-based Mobile Market distributions will provide groceries that increase the food security for the entire family. Nutrition education will encourage healthy eating habits for children, while helping families make optimal use of limited resources to prepare nourishing meals. The Mobile Market frequently will be scheduled to coincide with special festivals, open houses and family nights at participating schools, as well as at libraries, community centers and Second Harvest’s on-site community kitchen. This will make it easier for struggling families to get fresh produce and other groceries to take home. The food supplies will free up resources for financially strapped families to pay for housing, utilities, gas for a car to get to school or work, children's clothing, and other household expenses. Second Harvest was founded in 1971 as a central warehouse for a handful of emergency food pantries in Spokane. Today, distribution centers in Spokane and the Tri-Cities partner with 250 neighborhood food banks, meal centers and other programs to feed more than 55,000 hungry people each week in the Inland Northwest. Second Harvest provides 2.3 million pounds of donated food each month that fills nutritional gaps for people in poverty, the working poor, elderly and disabled people on very low fixed incomes, homeless people, and children and families in temporary crisis.
 
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Member Duties : There are two start dates available: 9/16/2017 or 10/1/2017. AmeriCorps members will be the primary liaison between Second Harvest and participating schools, from the initial recruitment to ongoing school-based Mobile Markets and nutrition education. They will be responsible for maintaining communication with participating schools through e-mail, phone calls and personal visits. They will make fliers to promote each Mobile Market and recruit and train at least four volunteers per event. They will select and load the donated food for distributions, as well as transport the product to the schools in a Second Harvest vehicle. They will help compile nutrition education pieces, such as interactive displays, produce tip cards and recipes, and conduct this outreach in tandem with the Mobile Market distributions. They will track the clients, food distributed and volunteer data from each event, as well as conduct surveys for program evaluation.
 
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Health Coverage . 
 
Terms :
None
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Hunger . 
 
Skills :
Education ,  Social Services ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Public Health ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
*Second Harvest, Second Harvest at Schools Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
10/16/2017  -   08/31/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  05/19/2017  To  10/15/2017 

Contact Mindy Wallis
1234 E Front Ave
Spokane   WA   99202
509-252-6289
wscip@esd.wa.gov
www.2-harvest.org
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 50889


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